Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity. We’re dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease. We believe that if we all act now, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live – and live well.
Over 4,600 women and 28 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in Scotland each year. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and around 1,000 people in Scotland die from the disease every year.
By discovering the causes of the disease, we’ll find ways to prevent it. By improving early detection and diagnosis, we’ll give everyone the best chances of survival. By developing effective new treatments for every type of breast cancer, we’ll make sure more women are treated successfully. And by learning to stop the disease in its tracks and control breast cancer that’s spread to other parts of the body, we’ll stop it taking lives.
Raise your pulse and reduce your risk of breast cancer.
Moderate physical activity, like walking, (where you are raising your pulse, breathing harder and feeling a little warm) can help reduce your breast cancer risk.
To reduce your risk of breast cancer, you need to be physically active on a regular basis. That means exercising for a total of at least 30 minutes a day, or a total of 3.5 hours a week.
Being physically active means that four rather than five women out of 40 will develop breast cancer. That’s equivalent to a 20% risk reduction.
Breast Cancer Now suggests you incorporate physical activity into your day-today routine, so it’s a change for good.
How Breast Cancer Now can help you
Breast Cancer Now has a Scottish office, based in Edinburgh, and we are Scotland’s leading charity dedicated to stopping women dying from breast cancer. You can access information about our vital work as well as resources on breast cancer, risk factors and breast awareness on our website: breastcancernow.org
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