Breast cancer prevention clinic
The Breast Cancer Prevention & Risk Assessment Clinic was a project of the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention that ran from 2011 to 2016. The clinic was open to women at increased risk for breast cancer, or who were worried about their risk. The clinic helped women change modifiable lifestyle risk factors, such as maintaining a healthy weight, increasing physical activity, eating a healthy diet, and limiting alcohol consumption.
The clinic has helped more than 3000 women in British Columbia and across the country reduce their risk for breast cancer. The clinic offered community clinics through British Columbia, as well as individual appointments at BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre in Vancouver, BC. Our team is also available for special presentations on breast cancer as availability permits. Contact us to find out more.
Risk assessment tools
These online tools may help assess your breast cancer risk. Please take these surveys to your physician to discuss the results.
- The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool was designed to be used by health professionals.
- Your Disease Risk, Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine helps you estimate your risk of breast cancer, and helps you learn about ways to lower that risk.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation provides Canadian breast cancer statistics and healthy living information for breast cancer prevention.
The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation provides information on breast cancer risk factors.
Principal investigator: Carolyn Gotay, PhD
Staff: Marliese Dawson, BA; Tracey Mager, MSc; Bonnie McCoy, MA
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation—BC / Yukon Region
Support from BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre
Gotay, C., McCoy, B., Dawson, M., Ragaz, J. (2012). A model of cancer prevention in British Columbia: The Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment Clinic. BC Medical Journal, 54 (3), 130–135.
Gotay, C. (2013, November). Objective and subjective measures of breast cancer risk in adult women. Oral presentation at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
Campbell KL, Van Patten C, Neil SE, Gelmon KA, Gotay CC, McKenzie DC (2011, November). A pilot lifestyle intervention in overweight and obese breast cancer survivors: impact on biomarkers of recurrence. Poster presentation at the 1st Canadian Cancer Research Conference. Toronto, ON.