print header

Key Messages

  • The cancer system begins with prevention and health promotion, with the ultimate goal being to prevent cancer in the first place. We must do a much better job of primary prevention to reduce the number of avoidable cases of cancer. 
  • All men and women should lead a healthy lifestyle of eating well, being physically active and protect themselves in the sun as well as avoiding tobacco and environmental contaminants. 
  • All women should become familiar with the normal look and feel of their breasts and report any changes to their health provider. 
  • Have a yearly physical examination. 
  • Talk to your doctor or health provider about your risk of breast cancer and about cancer screening. 
  • Know that cancer screening saves lives and that if you’re over the age of 50 you can book an appointment for a mammogram yourself without a doctor’s referral. 
  • Women between 50 and 69 with an average risk for breast cancer should have a mammogram every 2 years.
Did you find what you were looking for today?
What did you like about this page?
How can we improve this page?

If you have any questions or concerns that require a response, please contact Health Connection directly.

Thanks for your feedback.
Failed to submit comment. Please try submitting again or contact us at the Health Unit.
Comment already submitted ...