Health professionals are encouraged to use the materials in this section to guide discussions with female patients, their parents, or caregivers about steps they can take now that may lower their risk, or their daughters’ risk, of developing breast cancer when they become adults. Parents and caregivers are also encouraged to share this information with their health providers.
Most of the materials are in a format that can be adapted locally. As one example, the toolkit for African-American parents and caregivers is a modification of the original materials developed for parents and caregivers. It uses the same text as the original materials, however, the African-American toolkit contains photos and other images that are more relevant to African-American parents and caregivers.
Individuals and organizations may wish to tailor the wording and/or images in these materials to better meet the needs of local populations. To assist with this adaptation, we have developed a set of guidelines for tailoring the BCERP materials for use in your local community. These materials are based on scientific findings and may need review by someone familiar with breast cancer research if altered significantly from the original.