Breast cancer awareness month

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Take action. Fight breast cancer.

At the Canadian Cancer Society, the month of October is about more than just raising awareness of breast cancer, it’s about taking action to save lives.

Learn more about our fight against breast cancer and how you can show your support by taking action against this disease.

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1 in 9 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer

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This October, here's how you can take action

  • Get Involved

    There are so many ways you can get involved and make a direct impact in the fight against breast cancer.

  • Get Screened

    Screening tests help find breast cancer before any symptoms develop. When breast cancer is found and treated early, the chances of successful treatment are better. Find out more about breast cancer screening.

    Put the spotlight on early detection

    Our Get Screened program aims to increase colon, breast and cervical cancer screening rates among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities. Find out more.

  • Get Support

    Facing breast cancer is hard. You’ll have many questions and concerns. No one should have to face cancer alone. We’re here for you if you have questions or want to talk to someone who’s been there. Learn more about the support services or call us today at 1-888-939-3333

    Are you a young woman recently diagnosed with breast cancer? Be sure to check out our informational webcast on fertility options while navigating breast cancer treatment.

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Funding world-class research

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Cancer affects all Canadians but together we can reduce the burden by investing in research and prevention efforts. Learn about the impact of our funded research.

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