Be Breast Healthy
Learn about breast health and lower your cancer risk
Be Breast Healthy is a web-based learning program for women, developed by the breast cancer experts at the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto teaching hospital, part of Sinai Health System.
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Understanding overall breast health and your risks
Each tool take 15-20 minutes to complete. You will take a short quiz to assess your level of knowledge. At the end, you will be given the same quiz to see what you have learned, and you will also be shown the correct answers with an explanation.
What are your options for screening and testing? Learn what is best for you. Please note, if you take Module 2 first, you will get more personal information out of this Module.
Resources provided by
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
- Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors
- Cancer Care Ontario
- Diabetes Canada
- Government of Canada
- American Cancer Society
- American Institute of Cancer Research
- Breastcancer.org – Breast Cancer Information and Support
- Maurer Foundation – Breast Health Education
- OECD – Better Policies for Better Lives
- Osteoporosis Canada
- Physical Activity Guide
- Spark People
- Weight Watchers
‘Be Breast Healthy: Learn and Lower your Cancer Risk’ is made possible through generous philanthropic support from Under Armour®.
Personalized recommendations and Privacy
There are questions inserted in this tool which ask about your eating habits and activity level so that personalized recommendations can be given to you. Your account will be protected by a password and will not be shared with anyone and complies with Sinai Health System privacy policies and provincial regulations, including PHIPA (Personal Health Information Protection Act). We will collect anonymized data about participants’ responses to questions for the purpose of assessing learning, interest in the website, and areas of improvement.
The information in the Be Breast Healthy: Learn and Lower your cancer risk platform has been prepared by a multidisciplinary team of health care providers from the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre in Mount Sinai Hospital including:
- medical oncologists
- surgical oncologists
- genetic counsellors
- exercise expert
- community partners
Materials were developed through a careful review of available literature and from credible, evidence-based cancer websites. The information including text, graphics and other material in this interactive program are for informational purposes only. The purpose of this program is to promote and empower women to make healthier lifestyle choices that may reduce their risk of breast cancer. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional health-care provider advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your qualified health-care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical concern and before undertaking a new health-care routine. At no time disregard professional health-care advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read in this program.
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