There are more ways to fight cancer now than ever before thanks to research leading to an explosion of knowledge.
Women young and old gathered together for the 7th Annual Living and Learning Breast Cancer Luncheon in Moose Jaw Tuesday.
It creates awareness and provides women with an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about breast cancer.
Heather Logan is the Director of Cancer Control Policy with the Canadian Cancer Society and says there are a number of things women can do to reduce the risk of breast cancer. "Reducing your body weight, becoming more physically active, having a healthy diet, watching your alcohol intake, and not smoking, or stopping if you do. The second thing they can do is to participate in organized screening programs and have a mammogram and a clinical breast exam every two years between the ages of 50 and 69."
Proceeds from the lunch go towards the Canadian Cancer Society's Programs for research, education, and support.