Breast Cancer Prevention: The Best Protection

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Take this easy quiz and start lowering your risk of developing breast cancer. The answers may surprise you! You’ll also be automatically entered to win a free restaurant gift certificate – winner announced November 15. Quiz consists of 16 questions, all must be answered to be entered to win certificate.

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* 2. What are a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer?

* 3. Preventing weight gain can reduce your risk of getting cancer. What percentage of cancers are caused by obesity and inactivity?

* 4. You should be getting at least 30 minutes per day of brisk exercise. Which of these is brisk exercise? Check all that apply.

* 5. What should I be eating to maintain a healthy weight?

* 6. Which of the following helpful changes could result in better eating habits? Check all that apply.

* 7. Limiting alcohol intake can prevent cancer. What amount is low risk?

* 8. Less than 8 hours of sleep per night may increase your risk of getting breast cancer and other cancers.

* 9. A smoker’s chances of dying from breast cancer and other cancers are reduced when they stop smoking by how much?

  30% 50% 90%
By quitting at age 30, a smoker can reduce their chance of dying early by ____%.
By quitting at age 50, a smoker can reduce their chance of dying early by ____%.

* 10. Hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of death from several major illnesses.

* 11. Taking hormones increases the risk of undetectable breast cancer, risk of advanced breast cancer, and risk of dying from breast cancer.

* 12. Hypnosis, acupuncture and/or Effexor, an antidepressant, may help with hot flashes.

* 13. What percentage of breast cancer cases are thought to be inherited?

* 14. Having the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation, increases the chance of developing breast cancer by how much?

* 15. There are medications that may prevent breast cancer from developing in high risk individuals or from returning in those who have already had breast cancer.

* 16. The National Cancer Institute estimates that about 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. What is the best way to detect breast cancer in the earliest stages?

* 17. Women should start having mammograms annually at age 40. At what age should a woman stop?

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