Breast Cancer Awareness

Hands on Health

Supported by the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, the Hands on Health program educates both male and female students about the most critical aspects of breast cancer. This includes national and local statistics for men and women, risk factors, steps to have breast self awareness and the importance of early diagnosis. It is estimated that for 2014 in the US there will be 232,670 new invasive breast cancer cases in women and 2,360 in men. With the increase in the incidence of the disease in the country, it is critical for the young population to learn about breast cancer risk factors and ways to protect their health.

Grade Level: 9th – 12th grades

Duration: 90 minutes

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand national and local statistics
  2. Learn about cultural barriers related to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
  3. Understand breast anatomy
  4. Learn about the most common types of breast cancer
  5. Learn how breast cancer is diagnosed and treated
  6. Understand breast cancer risk factors
  7. Understand the components of “breast self awareness.”

Impact Evaluation:  Pre/Post Tests

Process Evaluation:  Teacher Surveys

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