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

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.

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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?