Friday, February 15, 2013

Hey, Mom & Dad, Early Life Can Be Important for Breast Cancer Risk

A little while back we developed a brief card focusing on the importance of early life exposures in determining breast cancer risk.  With this week marked by a new NIH report pushing for greater emphasis on breast cancer prevention (report) and the launch of our newest 8 Ways brochure, 8IGHT WAYS to Prevent Breast Cancer (link), we felt it'd be a good time to also re-introduce our parent and youth-focused card.

There's a growing body of evidence showing that certain factors early in life - like diet, activity, and weight - can have an important impact on a woman's breast cancer risk later in life. So, to help parents guide their daughters toward optimal breast health - as well as lifelong good health - we developed the "Hey, Mom & Dad" card (below). A high resolution file (PDF) can be downloaded: here. A regular resolution file (PDF) can be downloaded: here.

For details on the science behind the "Hey, Mom & Dad" card, please see the slideshow "Integrating Risk Across the Lifespan: The Case of Breast Cancer Prevention" and the "Prevention Papers: Breast Cancer Prevention."


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