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Healthlinks – Breast Cancer Awareness

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breast cancer awarenessWhat you need to know about breast cancer

Hearing you have breast cancer can be scary and you may not know where to turn. Learning as much as possible about your disease and educating your family and friends will help you manage your health. The more you know 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]

Breast cancer screening: What types are best at any age

When breast cancer is diagnosed early, it’s more likely that it can be cured. Having the right type of screening can help. Find out what’s available to you—mammograms, MRIs, and other tests your doctor can recommend for you. Learn more about what might be the best option for your age and risk factors.

[Create a hyperlink to the Topic Overview Breast Cancer Screening. DOCHWID=tv8455]

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 recommended for people 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 by giving you current information about the benefits and risks of breast cancer testing. Start here.

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

When should you start having mammograms?

Are you wondering when you should have your first mammogram? You might have heard you should start at 40. Some recommendations say don’t start until 50. The risk for breast cancer goes up as you get older, but there’s no “just right” age to start having regular mammograms. Age, family history, and other factors all play a part in deciding when to have your first one. Talk to your doctor about your risks, and use this decision tool to help you know when to schedule your mammogram.

[Create a hyperlink to the Decision Aid: Breast Cancer Screening: When Should I Start Having Mammograms? DOCHWID=abh0460#abh0461]

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 hyperlink to the Breast Cancer Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=tv3614]
  • Family history of breast cancer? Dense breasts? Low risk? Find out here which breast cancer screening methods are right for you and how often you should get them.
    [Create a hyperlink to the Topic Overview Breast Cancer Screening. DOCHWID=tv8455]
  • The BRCA gene test gets lots of media attention. But is it right for you? Here’s an interactive tool to help weigh the pros and cons of having this test.
    [Create a hyperlink to the Breast Cancer Risk: Should I Have a BRCA Gene Test? Decision Point on your website. DOCHWID=zx3000]
  • Use this tool to learn more about what mammograms check for, when you should start having them, and your risk for breast cancer.
    [Create a hyperlink to the Decision Aid: Breast Cancer Screening: When Should I Start Having Mammograms? DOCHWID=abh0460#abh0461]