Advocate for yourself.
Your healthcare provider may not be up-to-date on the risks of dense breasts.
However, you know that women with dense breasts face a higher risk of cancer and that mammograms can fail to detect cancer because both dense tissue and cancer appear white.
We outline in detail what to discuss with your doctor on our Get Informed page under the section “What If I Have Dense Breasts?”
You can download our brochure to take with to your healthcare practitioner’s office.
You can refer your doctor/nurse practitioner to the Health Professionals tab on densebreast-info.org
You can take this excellent checklist to your next visit and discuss your risks.
Spread the word.
Tell other women.
Ask friends, family and colleagues if they have heard about breast density. If not, tell them why it’s important. Encourage women to find out their density. Details by province can be found HERE.
Share your story on our website.
If your cancer diagnosis was delayed because you have dense breasts, please share your story. Stories are empowering and impactful for others.
Please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org OR upload your story on our page: STORIES.
Join our team.
We are looking for members from every province to help us raise awareness and advocate for density notification. There is much to be done. Click here to email us for more information and please also visit our CONTACT page for examples of volunteer roles.
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Send this letter to your MLA/MPP and your Minister of Health. See below for Ministers’ email addresses.
- To download a sample letter to MB politicians click here.
- To download a sample letter to MB politicians click here for French letter.
- To download a sample letter to ON, SK, NL, NWT, YT politicians click here.
- To download a sample letter to ON, SK, NL, NWT, YT politicians click here for French letter.
British Columbia: The Honourable HLTH.Minister@gov.bc.ca
Alberta: The Honourable Tyler Shandro
Saskatchewan: The Honourable Jim Reiter
Manitoba: The Honourable Cameron Friesen
Ontario: The Honourable Christine Elliott
Québec: The Honourable Danielle McCann
Nova Scotia: The Honourable Randy Delorey
New Brunswick: The Honourable Hugh Flemming
Prince Edward Island: The Honourable James Aylward
Newfoundland: The Honorable John Haggie
FEDERAL HEALTH MINISTER:
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas-Taylor