Breast Cancer Facts Risk Factors Be Breast Aware Breast Screening Cervical Screening Colorectal Screening How to Reduce Your Risk Overview
If nine women live to the age of 85, one will develop breast cancer sometime during her lifetime. One in nine women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime... True True or False?
Only women with a family history of breast cancer will develop breast cancer... Only 11 per cent of all women diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of the disease. All women as they age are at risk for breast cancer. False True or False?
If you notice a change in or around your breasts, you should tell your doctor about it as soon as possible. Remember the breast area includes your chest wall, extends up to the collar bone and under the arm pit. If you notice a change in your breast, you should watch it closely for a few months to see if it goes away... False True or False?
Breast Self Examination (BSE) is just as effective as having a screening mammogram... BSE is simply checking your own breasts to learn what is normal for you & to help you recognize any unusual changes. For women age 50 and older, having regular mammograms is the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is small and less likely to have spread to the lymph nodes. True or False? False
Estimated new cases: 9300 Estimated deaths: 1950 Breast Cancer in Ontario 2013 Regular mammograms can find breast cancer early when it is easier to treat
80% (8 out of 10) of breast cancers are found in women age 50+ 50% (5 out of 10) are found in women age 50 69 years Less than 1% of breast cancers are diagnosed in men More Breast Cancer Facts
Breast cancer symptoms present the same in men as they do in women Research shows that increased participation in breast screening will reduce breast cancer mortality rates More Facts
Be Breast Aware Women of all ages: Know what is normal for you Know what changes to look for Look and feel for changes often Report any unusual changes to a doctor or nurse practitioner immediately
Report any unusual changes to a doctor or Nurse Practitioner immediately:
Have a physical breast exam done by a doctor or nurse practitioner Women age 40 49: speak to a doctor or nurse practitioner about breast screening Women age 50 and older: go for regular breast screening at least every two years All Women Need to Be Breast Aware...
Screening is the best way to detect breast cancer early when it is more treatable Includes a two view breast x- ray (mammogram) Regular Breast Screening
A mammogram is not a perfect test, some cancers may be missed Cancers can/may develop in the interval between screens Many studies show that having regular mammograms can reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer Risk/Benefit
Some cancers that appear on a mammogram may never progress to the point where a woman has symptoms during her lifetime Not all cancers found through screening can be cured Risk/Benefit
50 Candles or more on your cake? youre eligible to start screening through the Ontario Breast Screening Program
Women aged 50 74 years No changes in breast health No personal history of breast cancer No current breast implants Ontario resident for more than 6 months Who is Eligible to Participate in the Ontario Breast Screening Program?
What Happens During Screening? Change into a gown Two-view mammogram (x-ray) of each breast
What Happens After? Result letter within two weeks Reminder letter for next appointment
High Risk Screening Through OBSP High risk screening: Women aged 30 to 69 years Asymptomatic May have personal history of breast cancer Confirmed to be at high risk for breast cancer (see next slide) 21
High Risk Categories High risk categories: Confirmed carrier of gene mutation First-degree relative of mutation carrier and refused genetic testing 25% personal lifetime risk (IBIS, BOADICEA tools) Radiation therapy to chest more than 8 years ago and before age 30 22
Ontario Breast Screening Program Benefits A referral is not needed from a doctor You can call and book your own appointment Publicly funded Result letter is mailed to your home Reminder letter to return every two years
Call this number to book your appointment: Ontario Breast Screening Program Provincial Toll-Free Number 1-800-668-9304 Want to Book an Appointment?