Did you know ... die from breast cancer every day! We believe that raising awareness of breast cancer issues and educating people about breast health is vitally important. That is why the Breast Cancer Society of Canada is launching a new education and awareness program. Look for us in retail locations across Canada. #ResearchMatters What are my risk factors? Being aged 50 or older. Dense breast tissue. Having a mother or sister with breast cancer; especially before the age of 50. Not having children or being more then 30 years old when a first child is born. Starting menstruation before 12 years of age. Late menopause. What can I do? Limit alcohol intake. Don’t smoke. Control your weight, particularly after menopause. Breast feed – the longer you breast feed the greater the protection. Get plenty of exercise. 60 minutes of moderate physical activity is recommended daily. Talk to your doctor about alternatives for hormone therapy.