1.Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among Canadian women.
2.Female breast cancer rates in Canada are among the highest in the world.
3. One in nine Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime.
4. About 4% of all breast cancer cases are found in women under the age of 40.
5. Men can get breast cancer, but they make up less than 1% of all cases.
6. The lifestyle choices young women make in their teens and early twenties can affect their risk of breast cancer in the future.
7. Although healthy eating can reduce the risk of breast cancer, 57% of Canadian women do not get the daily recommended servings of vegetables and fruit.
8. Young women who exercise regularly have a substantially lower risk of developing breast cancer in the future compared to those who are less active.
9. Although drinking alcohol can lead to an increased risk of breast cancer, it is the most commonly used substance by teenage girls and young women.