FAQs

Prevent Breast Cancer is the only UK charity entirely dedicated to PREDICTING and PREVENTING breast cancer

Prevent Breast Cancer supports and continues to raise money for a variety of different research projects concerned with breast cancer prediction and prevention.

Our overall goal is to make breast cancer a preventable disease for the next generation of women.

We do not fund animal experiments.

We do not fund chemotherapy development.

Our mission is to create a future free from breast cancer and make the 1 in 10 women who develop the disease, none in 10.

OUR SPECIFIC AIMS

  • To predict which women are most susceptible to breast cancer.
  • To diagnose the disease early through better and earlier detection methods.
  • To research and develop preventative procedures for the disease.
  • To increase the uptake of breast screening in minority ethnic groups.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • To identify women as high, medium or low risk through gene, lifestyle and breast density testing
  • To undertake further research into high risk genes and gene fragments (SNPs)
  • To offer diet and lifestyle interventions to those deemed high-risk
  • To increase the frequency of screening for high-risk women
  • To improve diagnosis and treatment of pre-cancer changes
  • To develop preventative drugs for appropriate patients
  • To introduce lifestyle change to prevent the disease
  • To provide more accurate breast screening tools
  • To raise awareness of the disease in minority ethnic communities

Links and resources

General Health 
NHS Change for Life (campaign to improve family health) http://www.nhs.uk/Change4Life/Pages/change-for-life.aspx
NHS Live Well (includes couch to 5K stuff) http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/Pages/Livewellhub.aspx
British Heart Foundation: http://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/prevention.aspx
Diabetes UK: www.diabetes.org.uk
Cancer Research UK: www.canceresearchuk.org
Arthritis Care: www.arthritiscare.org.uk/

Food 
Food standards agency: http://www.food.gov.uk/
National dairy council uk: http://www.milk.co.uk/
The Nutrition society: http://www.nutritionsociety.org/index.asp

Weight Management 
Weight wise British Dietetic Association: http://www.bdaweightwise.com/
Weight Concern: http://www.weightconcern.org.uk/
National Obesity Forum: http://www.nationalobesityforum.org.uk/
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute  guidelines on weight management Identification, Evaluation, Treatment of Overweight and

Physical Activity

British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health: http://www.bhfactive.org.uk/links/
Walking the way to health: http://www.whi.org.uk/
Walking for health: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/
Sustrans: www.sustrans.org.uk 
Ramblers Association: www.ramblers.org.uk/

England
Sport: www.sportengland.org/
Natural England: www.naturalengland.org.uk/

Scotland
Sport: www.sportsscotland.org.uk/
Fitness Scotland: www.fitness-scotland.com 

Wales
Sport: www.sportwales.org.uk/

Northern Ireland
Sport: www.sportni.net/
Fitness: http://www.fitnessni.org/home.html

Ireland
Sport: http://www.irishsportscouncil.ie/

Useful websites and magazines
http://www.fitnessni.org/home.html
www.netfit.co.uk
www.womensfitness.co.uk
www.zest.co.uk

Useful Apps
Cto5K
Workout Trainer
Cardio Trainer
Instant Heart Rate

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