Concerned about breast cancer?
Questions you should ask your doctor today
(NC) As a woman, you know that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian women. In fact, one in nine women is expected to develop the disease in her lifetime. Even if you have a clean bill of health, now is the time to ask questions about your risk and what you can do to prevent and detect the disease early, when it's most treatable.
The Canadian Cancer Society wants you to make the most of your doctor's visit, so here are 10 questions we encourage you to ask your doctor today about breast cancer.
What are the signs and symptoms of breast cancer?
If I think I may have breast cancer, what should I do?
What is a mammogram?
Should I be concerned about radiation levels when getting mammograms?
When do I need to start getting mammograms and how do I book one?
How will I get the results of my mammogram?
I have/don't have a history of breast cancer in my family. What is my risk?
Does my weight put me at higher risk of developing breast cancer?
I drink alcohol and I smoke. Will they increase my risk of developing breast cancer?
What can I do to reduce my risk?
This October, the Canadian Cancer Society is empowering women in Ontario to talk about the importance of getting mammograms during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join hundreds of others in the Women to Women movement to spread the message that mammograms save lives at cancer.ca/womentowomen.
If you want to know more about breast cancer, visit cancer.ca or talk to one of our Information Specialists at 1-888-939-3333.
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