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As a young woman, you should be informed about breast cancer because…

  • Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer found in women in Canada, and any female can be at risk for developing it.

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  • Research shows that during the teenage years and early twenties, young women like you tend to decrease involvement in sports and other kinds of physical activity, eat in a less healthy way, and begin to experiment with alcohol and binge drinking – all of which puts you at an increased risk of developing breast cancer in the future.

  • We know that there are certain lifestyle choices that you can make now to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer in the future.



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