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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/9400

Title: Breast Cancer: The Importance of Prevention in Public Education
Authors: Sweeney, Ellen
Keywords: WOMEN, BREAST CANCER, PUBLIC EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT,
Issue Date: May-2006
Publisher: Pristine Publications
Citation: Women's Health and Urban Life, Vol 5 (1), pg. 75-90
Abstract: It is a well cited statistic that one out of every eight North American women will develop breast cancer during their lifetimes. Approximately, seventy percent of women who develop breast cancer have no known risk factors, other than advancing age (Breast Cancer Society of Canada, 2006). In order to understand what information is readily available for women on the issues surrounding breast cancer, an examination of public education literature distributed by different health care organizations in Halifax, Nova Scotia was conducted in 2003. It is vital that women have access to information which not only offers the traditional biomedical model treatment options, but promotes prevention awareness, recognizing the role played by social, economic and environmental factors.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/9400
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