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Released in Annals of Oncology.

It's also very important to these women to have the message reinforced by their health care experts. It's critical to eliminate the barriers to breastfeeding in the home, in the grouped community and at work. ‘All techniques will be necessary in order to protect the most females against the devastation of breast cancer over their lifetimes,’ says Farhad Islami, M.D., Ph.D., director of interventions, Health insurance and Surveillance Services Research, American Cancer Society. ‘Pregnant women and young moms are extremely receptive and motivated to make healthy choices. We have to encourage women who are able to breastfeed to do so for his or her breast health, in addition to the health of their children,’ says Paolo Boffetta, M.D., associate director for inhabitants sciences at the Tisch Malignancy Institute at the Icahn College of Medication at Mount Sinai.Funded by the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, this is the first population-based study of its kind. ‘We don’t like to think Canada includes a two-tiered health system, yet this is clearly something which is more accessible to those people who have the assets to cover it than those who don’t,’ says lead investigator Dr. Mary Ann McColl of Queen’s Center for Health Providers and Policy Study. ‘In the desperate situation these families may find themselves – having a child in pain, with persistent complications – the option of options differs for well-off children than it really is for poorer children.’ Also on the team are Alison James , Diane Davies , Michelle Garieri and research analyst Nancy Churchman.