Prevention & Recovery

The ABCs of breast cancer

Author: Canadian Living

Prevention & Recovery

The ABCs of breast cancer

It is now estmated 1 in every 11 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. For these women—along with their family members and friends—the journey to recovery can be scary and confusing. So we've gathered up the best articles and advice we could find to help you learn more about breast cancer – from prevention, to diagnosis to the latest in treatment news.

The positive news is early screening and improvements in cancer treatments have bumped the survival rate of Canadian women to 87 per cent. Read on to learn how you can lower your risk.


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You can significantly reduce your risk.




Foods that fight cancer
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It is now estmated 1 in every 11 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. For these women—along with their family members and friends—the journey to recovery can be scary and confusing. So we've gathered up the best articles and advice we could find to help you learn more about breast cancer – from prevention, to diagnosis to the latest in treatment news.

The positive news is early screening and improvements in cancer treatments have bumped the survival rate of Canadian women to 87 per cent. Read on to learn how you can lower your risk.

Must-reads:
How to help a friend with cancer
A cancer patient shares how she would like to be treated and supported by friends and family as she faces her illness.



Are you getting the right breast cancer diagnosis?
How to know you're getting an accurate diagnosis, PLUS, what common prescription can lessen the effectiveness of the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen.


How to handle a breast cancer diagnosis
Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can cause confusing feelings. Here's some advice to help get you through this challenging time.



Breast cancer: How much should I tell my children or grandchildren?
Learn how to inform and comfort your kids when you're battling cancer.




Cancer: The many-headed beast
Some women have a higher risk of developing certain kinds of cancers than others. Prevention strategies and treatment options are as varied as the individuals in question.


Yoga for breast cancer
Research shows that a regular gentle practice can improve survivors' quality of life.




Inspirational stories:

Maureen Holloway's breast cancer story
Broadcaster Maureen Holloway had a singular response to her breast cancer diagnosis: live, laugh and learn.



When your mother has breast cancer: Kalan Porter’s story
Canadian Idol Kalan Porter's world changed overnight when his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Their courageous voyage has been filled with love and learning for mom and son.



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