Breast Cancer High Risk

Supportive community + innovative resources for healthcare practitioners and young women concerned about or affected by an elevated risk for breast cancer.

The High Risk Breast Cancer Project aims to respond to the needs of Canadians who are at an elevated risk of developing breast cancer. This project is generously supported by the Public Health Agency of Canada, and is a collaborative effort between Rethink Breast Cancer and three other leading breast cancer organizations.

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HIGH RISK: A Rethink Breast Cancer Film

At Rethink Breast Cancer, we know that understanding the experience of living with a high risk of breast cancer is just as important as understanding the facts about that risk. That is why for our participation in the High Risk Project, we chose to create a documentary film.

High Risk: A Rethink Breast Cancer Film interviews seven young women at increased breast cancer risk to illuminate their experience – how they found out about their elevated risk, the impact of this information on their lives, and what decisions they have made or are making to address this risk.

Director Jessica Edwards lends an informed perspective coming from a family with members who carry the BRCA2 gene mutation and who have had to face their increased risk.This film premiered in Toronto at Rethink Breast Cancer’s High Risk Forum on May 19th 2015.

If you are a healthcare professional working with women at high risk for breast cancer, please contact us for more information about screening the film for your staff or patients.

Check out our partners’ resources from the High Risk Project below.

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