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Cancer screening promotion and education materials for health care providers and patients are available at no charge from BC Cancer Screening.

Five Plus ways to reduce your risk

The Five Plus campaign was developed by BC’s leading breast cancer organizations to educate BC women about how to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer throughout their lifetime.
Five Plus addresses both prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

Five Plus brings together the best and most current knowledge about primary and secondary breast cancer prevention into a unique site that outlines the most important steps a woman can take to reduce her risk of breast cancer. It offers memorable, easy-to-understand messaging for all women, and encourages families to support women in looking after their breast health.

The “Five” recommendations are what every woman should know about how to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer. Each message comes with further information about the research underlying the recommendation, advice about actions women can take, and links to helpful resources.

The “Plus” recommendations relate to early detection of breast cancer, including recommendations for breast screening among women aged 40 to 75+ who are at average risk for breast cancer. These recommendations are based on BC’s current Breast Screening guidelines, which were updated in 2014.

Five Plus recognizes the central role of health care providers in helping women make decisions about their breast health, especially when it comes to their breast screening options. We encourage health care providers to familiarize themselves with the messages and resources available on this site so that they can provide appropriate, evidence-based guidance and care to their patients.

Download the Five Plus steps

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