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HealthLinks: Breast Cancer Awareness

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breast cancer awareness social teasersKnowledge is power

If you (or a loved one) have just been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may not know where to turn. But learning as much as possible about your disease and educating your family and friends will help you manage your health. The more you are aware of what to expect, the more prepared you can be to meet any challenges along the way. Start here for a wide variety of topics on breast cancer, from learning about the causes to getting treatment to finding strategies for living with the disease.

[Create a hyperlink to the Breast Cancer Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=tv3614]

Mammogram: What to expect?

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. Mammograms are the best screening test for people at average risk of breast cancer. If you feel anxious about your mammogram, you’re not alone. It’s normal to be nervous, but don’t let fear keep you from scheduling a mammogram. If you know what to expect, you’ll find it’s a lot less scary—and less uncomfortable—than you imagined. Watch this video to learn how to prepare and what you can expect during a mammogram.

[Create a hyperlink to the Mammogram: What to Expect video on your website. DOCHWID=ack4524]

What should you do if you are at high risk for breast cancer?

Some people have a higher risk of breast cancer because they have a family history of the disease. If anyone in your family has had breast cancer, your doctor can help you figure out how much that affects your chances of getting breast cancer yourself. When you know how high your risk is, you can begin to think about what steps you want to take—if any—to prevent cancer. This tool helps you understand what your choices are so that you can talk to your doctor about them.

[Create a hyperlink to the Breast Cancer: What Should I Do If I’m at High Risk? Decision Aid on your website. DOCHWID=zx3084]

Should you have a BRCA gene test?

The BRCA gene has been in the news a lot lately, and you might be wondering if you should have a breast cancer gene test. The test is only recommended for those who have a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer. So it’s important to talk to your doctor about your family history, your health, and the pros and cons of BRCA testing. This interactive tool can help you start the conversation. It gives you current information about the benefits and risks of breast cancer testing. And it helps you uncover your values and feelings about having this test. Start here.

[Create a hyperlink to the Breast Cancer Risk: Should I Have a BRCA Gene Test? Decision Aid on your website. DOCHWID=zx3000]

SOCIAL MEDIA TEASERS

  • Were you just diagnosed with breast cancer? Wondering what to expect? Knowledge is power for you and your loved ones. Find it here.
    [Create a shortened URL to the Breast Cancer Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=tv3614]
  • Wondering how to prepare and what you can expect during a mammogram? This video can help.
    [Create a shortened URL to the Mammogram: What to Expect video on your website. DOCHWID=ack452]
  • What should you do if you’re at high risk for breast cancer? Here’s a helpful guide of things you can do to ease shot anxiety.
    [Create a shortened URL to the Breast Cancer: What Should I Do If I’m at High Risk? Decision Aid on your website. DOCHWID=zx3084]
  • Not sure whether to have a breast cancer gene test? Here’s an interactive tool to help.
    [Create a shortened URL to the Breast Cancer Risk: Should I Have a BRCA Gene Test? Decision Aid on your website. DOCHWID=zx3000]

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