The Five Plus campaign was developed by BC’s leading breast cancer organizations to educate BC women about how to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer throughout their lifetime.
Five Plus addresses both prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
Five Plus brings together the best and most current knowledge about primary and secondary breast cancer prevention into a unique site that outlines the most important steps a woman can take to reduce her risk of breast cancer. It offers memorable, easy-to-understand messaging for all women, and encourages families to support women in looking after their breast health.
The “Five” recommendations are what every woman should know about how to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer. Each message comes with further information about the research underlying the recommendation, advice about actions women can take, and links to helpful resources.
The “Plus” recommendations relate to early detection of breast cancer, including recommendations for screening mammography among women aged 40 to 75+ who are at average risk for breast cancer. These recommendations are based on BC’s current screening mammography guidelines, which were updated in 2014. The Five Plus website’s screening clinic locator makes it easy for women to find their nearest clinic and book an appointment.
Five Plus recognizes the central role of health care providers in helping women make decisions about their breast health, especially when it comes to their screening mammography options. We encourage health care providers to familiarize themselves with the messages and resources available on this site so that they can provide appropriate, evidence-based guidance and care to their patients.