October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and rightfully so.
Across Canada, one out of eight women will still receive this diagnoses in her
We have all been impacted by this illness,
talked with friends or family members in distress after hearing of their personal or
a loved one’s diagnoses
Thousands of Canadians have joined walks in our cities in search of hope by bonding
with others who have all been impacted.
Let’s take this month to learn more about breast cancer, starting with prevention and
We’ve all heard how leading a healthy lifestyle, limiting alcohol intake, not smoking and
exercising regularly can help reduce risks.
However, today I want to focus on how important
it is for all women to pay attention to their own health, to talk to their health care
professionals and to get regular screenings.
This is essential for early detection and treatment.
Our government supports cancer research, through the Canadian Institutes of Health
Research and through the Canadian partnership against cancer.
But good health starts at home – with each of us leading healthy lives, paying close
attention to how we feel, and learning to monitor our health.
This month, let's raise awareness about breast cancer
and learn about the early signs