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15 October 2013 Breast Health Day: From Spain to Tajikistan, from Israel to Sweden, a Day Dedicated to the Breast Health of Women Worldwide
Date:9/18/2013

MILAN, September 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Leading up to the sixth annual Breast Health Day, which will take place on 15 October 2013, EUROPA DONNA - The European Breast Cancer Coalition once again has organised an international campaign to convince women and young girls to take care of their breasts by making healthy choices in their day-to-day life.

A growing body of evidence shows the link between healthy lifestyle choices and a lower risk of developing breast cancer.[1] According to these studies, excess body weight and physical inactivity deserve special attention, since they account for 25-33 percent of all breast cancer cases (see the infographic video)[1].   As a result, being active, eating a well balanced diet and avoiding weight gain are three simple but crucial lifestyle choices that can positively impact the future of a woman's breast health.

"Not enough women around the world are aware of the importance of lifestyle choices for their breast health.  Studies from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have shown that a third of all breast cancer cases can be prevented in Europe.  That would mean that 148,600 of the 450,332 new cases of breast cancer each year in Europe could be prevented[2]" said Susan Knox, Executive Director of EUROPA DONNA - The European Breast Cancer Coalition. "Through our Breast Health Day 2013 campaign 'Make Good Choices For Your Breast Health', we are hoping to make as many women as possible more aware about prevention so they can make the healthy choices that can help prevent breast cancer".

As in previous years, the 2013 campaign will
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