Breast Cancer: Prevent, Detect, Treat

Odds are, most of the members of your class know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Teach them more about prevention through healthy lifestyles, detection with self-testing and mammograms, and the most effective treatments with a lesson that focuses on breast cancer.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a health class during a focus on breast cancer or cancer awareness
  • Invite a breast cancer survivor to share his or her story with the class
  • Pick and choose activities from the unit that best align with your existing curriculum
  • Have class members research the prevalence of cancer in immigrant groups
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson emphasizes that the activities are applicable to both boys and girls, even though breast cancer is predominantly found in women
  • Designed for schools in Minnesota, but adaptable for schools in any state
  • Be sure that your class is mature enough to discuss a serious topic without being insensitive

  • A multi-curricular approach to the topic
  • Provides a straightforward list of relevant vocabulary terms
  • Videos are available in English, Spanish, Somali, and Hmong

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