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What you should know about breast cancer risk  
http://bcaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/What-you-should-know-about-breast-cancer-risk.pdf

Explains the difference betwen risk reduction and prevention. Presents myths and facts about breast cancer risk factors.

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Published: Revised 2011
Physical activity and risk of breast cancer

Describes a study that found women who had been athletic during young adulthood were found to experience a reduced lifetime incidence of breast cancer.

Published: 1999
Hereditary breast cancer

Provides information about hereditary breast cancer to help women understand whether they might be at increased risk of developing breast cancer and need to seek more information from their doctor.

Published: 2001
A life course approach to women's health
Looks at the social and biological risk factors (in early and later life) for women's health throughout her life span.
Published: 2002
Summary report: early reproductive events and breast cancer workshop  
http://www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/ere-workshop-report
Summarizes the epidemiologic, clinical and animal studies findings related to early reproductive events and breast cancer risk. (See Details)
Published: 2003
What makes people vulnerable to HIV infection?  
http://www.canadian-health-network.ca/servlet/ContentServer?cid=1146231846866&pagename=CHN-RCS%2FCHNResource%2FCHNResourcePageTemplate&c=CHNResource&lang=En
Discusses how various 'determinants of health' play a role in causing some Canadians to be at a higher risk of contracting HIV infection. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Breast cancer  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh-vsv/diseases-maladies/breast-sein_e.html
Discusses risks factors related to breast cancer. Offers suggested lifestyle changes and/or behaviours to help minimize the risk. (See Details)
Published: 2002, 2004
Silicone breast implants back on the market: Serious health risks have not been addressed  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39437
Discusses how by sanctioning silicone breast implants, our health regulators are essentially medicalizing a dangerous fashion fad. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
Screening for cervical cancer  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh-vsv/diseases-maladies/cervical-uterus_e.html
Provides background information on the risk factors for cervical cancer. Suggests ways to reduce the risk. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Research indicates long-term risk to women's health not fully addressed in FDA clinical trials: conclusions from symposium on th  
http://www.now.org/issues/health/summary.pdf
Discusses the safety and effectiveness of silicone gel-filled breast implants. (See Details)
Published: 2003