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QUIZ - Are you reducing your breast cancer risk?

We are all born with a certain degree of susceptibility to breast cancer.

But how you live your life and the choices you make can help influence your future risk.
It’s not an exact science but our quiz will give you an indication of how you can try to help protect yourself against breast cancer. Make yourself aware of factors that cause you to be more vulnerable to the disease and try to modify your lifestyle and behaviour accordingly.

Alcohol

Question 1/10

How much alcohol do you consume in an average week?

Every Night
Only have a glass or two at weekends
Only drink heavily at weekends (binge)
Never or only on special occasions

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Weight and Diet

Question 2/10

What is your BMI (Body Mass Index)? Calculate It Here

Below 18.5
Between 18.5 and 25
Over 25

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Weight and Diet

Question 3/10

How much fruit and veg do you eat a day?

I eat at least 5 fruit/veg a day
I eat less than my 5 fruit/veg a day

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Weight and Diet

Question 4/10

How often do you eat processed meat (e.g. bacon, salami, sausages)?

Never or on very rare occasions
At least 3-4 times a week
At least once a week

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Exercise

Question 5/10

Do you do regular exercise?

No
Yes; less than 30 mins of exercise every week
Yes, between 30-150 mins of moderate exercise (e.g. cycling, brisk walking)
Yes, between 30-75 mins of vigorous exercise every week
Yes, over 150 minutes of moderate exercise or over 75 mins of vigorous exercise every week

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Chemicals

Question 6/10

Do you ever avoid consumer products which contain potentially harmful chemicals that are thought to disrupt your hormones (known as EDCs), such as parabens and phthalates?

No, I don’t avoid them at all
I make some effort to avoid them
I only buy products which state they are free from certain chemicals that may disrupt my hormones

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Lifestyle

Question 7/10

Do you smoke?

Yes.
No

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Lifestyle

Question 8/10

Are you currently using the combined (oestrogen/progesterone) pill or patches as hormonal contraception?

No
Yes, I’ve used it for under a year
Yes, I’ve used it between 3-5 years
Yes, I’ve used it for over 5 years

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Lifestyle

Question 9/10

Are you currently on combined (oestrogen/progesterone) Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?

Yes – I’ve been using it for over 5 years
Yes, I’ve been using it for under 5 years
No

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Lifestyle

Question 10/10

Do you have children (not adopted) and were they breastfed?

No, I don’t have children
Yes, I have children - but I didn’t breastfeed any of them
Yes, I have children - and I breastfed some (or all) for under 6 months
Yes, I breastfed some (or all) for over 6 months

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Your Answers, Our Advice

Thanks for taking our quiz. Your tailored results are below and indicate how well you are protecting yourself from breast cancer. It’s not an exact science because breast cancer depends on many factors. But these are pointers to help you aim for a breast cancer-free life.

Remember – to protect yourself against breast cancer in the future, keep chipping away at your breast cancer risks!

Now that you have an idea of different areas you could work on, why not set some goals and complete the test again in a few months to check on your progress?

Why not share the quiz with your friends and family?

Disclaimer – this information does not cover all areas of breast cancer risk. Taking action to reduce your risk is based on your own individual judgement. This information is not a substitute for medical or professional advice and should not be used as an alternative to seeking advice from your doctor. Breast Cancer UK has made every effort to ensure the information provided is correct at the time of publishing but no warranty is given to that effect nor any liability accepted for any loss or damage arising from its use.

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