The Breast Cancer Risk Calculator: the quick online tool that could save your life 16



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We’re told time and time again how vital it is to detect and treat breast cancer as early as possible. Yet it’s still tough to stay diligent; even routine detection techniques can either be mildly embarrassing (breast screenings) or mildly uncertain (self checkups).

Thankfully, there’s an easier way to make breast health a priority, and you can do it here and now, keeping your clothes well and truly on.

This quick online calculator, developed by Cancer Australia, will help determine your potential level of risk at this specific moment in your life.

Click here to take the test

The test is quick to remind us that every woman carries a risk of breast cancer, no matter what your level of risk. It is intended as a guideline rather than a substitute for real checkups or medical advice.

However, it does a brilliant job at alerting us to the many various factors that could contribute to the risk. The test does a very careful job not to overwhelm, talking you through each factor one at a time and teaching its importance along the way.

The risk of breast cancer increases as we get older, especially after menopause. Beyond this, though, the various risk factors get incredibly complex. This online checkup puts it all into perspective, concluding with practical advice on the next step.

We strongly recommend you take a few minutes out of your day, here and now, to assess your risk. When it comes to breast cancer, a little extra caution can go a long, long way.

Click here to take the test, and tell us: how have you (or a loved one) been affected by breast cancer? Are you taking strong steps today to prevent the worst tomorrow?


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  1. Men should also check. I lost a good friend who had it and then it spread rapidly to several organs. He was dead inside two years. Very sad.

  2. Dr Max Gerson’s therapy has been curing people of cancer (and other diseases) consistently since the thirties. The treatment is mostly veggie juices and coffee enemas to alkalize and cleanse the system. (In 1952 Dr Raymond Kaiser, Head of the National Cancer Institute, on seeing meticulous records of many cures of advanced cancer cases, said, ‘Sometimes these European Refugees come over to America and want to make a splash so they go ahead and cure cancer.’)

    Black Salve on Utube looks amazingly effective for melanoma.

    Laetrile for B17 (from apricot kernels) was proved in tests by highly regarded Dr Kanematsu Sugiura at the Sloane-Kettering institute to be one of the most effective anti cancer treatments ever tested on mice. Then it was systematically discredited by that same organisation and later outlawed in the US.
    One of the longest lived communities in the world, the Hunza, has loads of Apricots in their diet and prizes the kernels highly. A man’s wealth is counted in Apricot trees.
    Cancer is virtually unknown.

    Janette Murray-Wakelin cured herself of breast cancer in her late fifties on a raw wholefoods diet and in 2013 ran 366 consecutive marathons around Australia with her husband. Only eating raw veggies. I followed their diary on Utube. They are both in their sixties. Look for Running Raw Around Australia.

    Cancer is a disease of toxicity coupled with vitamin and mineral deficiencies, oxygen deficiency (singlet oxygen is especially important) and dehydration so the body can’t throw it off any longer.
    ‘Cancer cells and many other imbalances cannot survive in a hydrated, oxygenated, alkaline environment. It’s that simple.’ Ed McCabe: Flood Your Body with Oxygen.

    How to stay healthy? Do some exercise you enjoy. Stay off the meat, sugar, processed foods, fried stuff, grains, dairy and alcohol. Eat raw organic whenever possible.
    Enjoy lots of deep breathing good air, raw salads and organic veggie juices, and wheatgrass with the live plant nutrients still in them.
    Drink filtered water, often with lemon juice to alkalize the system. Take an oxygen/mineral supplement potassium for the liver,
    Vitamin D, CoQ10, magnesium, omega 3, iodine and B vitamins.. And throw in a few of those apricot kernels for good measure…..

  3. Every cancer awful but right now seeing my friend with metatases from breast cancer is heart rending.

  4. Once again, this is all about women. Yes, of course vastly more women contract breast cancer than men and vastly more women than men are at risk of contracting breast cancer. However, men have breasts and can, and do, contract breast cancer as I did. No wonder men are ignorant of the risk when the whole campaign doesn’t even give them the smallest mention.

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    • Agree David the Campaigns should target Men and Women!!

  5. Good advice, more people would follow it if only they new and had the right support as it’s not easy to stick to a regime like that when there are so many distractions.

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