Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Early Life and Later Breast Cancer Risk: "Hey, Mom & Dad"

"Breast cancer" and "youth" are two terms not often linked together.  But 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. 

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."