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No ... but if it is found early, there is a good chance it can be cured.
Yes. Most women who get breast cancer have no family history of the disease.
Yes. More than 80% of breast cancers are found in women over age 50.
If you are 50 years or more, phone the Ontario Breast Screening Program for an appointment. If you are under 50 years discuss with your health practitioner.
Yes. You should see your doctor or nurse practitioner right away even though most changes are not a cancer.
Yes. 1% of all breast cancers happen in men.
Less than 1% of women are estimated to be at high risk for breast cancer.
See your doctor for a referral for screening based on your family and medical history.