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Breast density becoming an important issue for accurate screening of cancer

janvier 31, 2019

Are you dense? It sounds offensive, but it?s a question Canadians need to be asking, say advocates of a growing awareness campaign about breast density and its relation to increased cancer risk.

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New breast cancer screening guidelines are outdated and dangerous, experts say.

janvier 28, 2019

A letter from 130 experts on breast cancer says new screening guidelines proposed by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care are outdated and ?dangerous.?

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OPINION: More women will die if new breast screening recommendations adopted

Décembre 18, 2018

If a Canadian wide-body jet crashed due to maintenance problems, killing all 400 people onboard, it would viewed as a national disaster and would occupy the news for weeks. If this happened each year it would be seen as an epidemic.

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Why Do Canada?s New Breast Cancer Guidelines Advise Against Life-Saving Screenings?

Décembre 12, 2018

Canadian women should be outraged. The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health (CTF) released its latest guidelines for screening for breast cancer for women at average risk.

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Something may be missing in the new breast cancer screening guideline.

Décembre 11, 2018

This year, more than 26,000 women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and 5,000 will die of it. A new guideline published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal are meant to save lives through early detection. But critics have their doubts.

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OPINION: More women will die if new breast Canada?s new breast screening guidelines will cause unnecessary deaths. recommendations adopted.

Décembre 10, 2018

Canada?s new breast screening guidelines will cause unnecessary deaths and harm and should be ignored by women and their family physicians, say two of this country?s leading breast screening experts.

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MSP breast density announcement raises concerns.

septembre 24, 2018

Health minister Adrian Dix?s announcement that B.C. will be the first province to notify women if they have dense breasts after screening mammograms, and may therefore be at higher risk of cancer, has led to some concerns and confusion about how the information should be used.

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We need to talk about dense breasts: Why governments are taking notice.

septembre 23, 2018

When Ann Hill was told she had breast cancer, she was floored. Six months earlier, she had a clear mammogram and the diagnosis seemingly came out of nowhere. But that?s when a doctor told her having dense breasts makes a tumour hard to see, and that her cancer has been there for a while.

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Women in B.C. to have access to breast density info when screened for cancer.

septembre 22, 2018

Dense breasts make it harder to spot cancer in mammograms ? but not all affected women know they?re at risk. In 2014, Michelle Di Tomaso was in her doctor?s office after work when she heard the words she?ll never forget. ?She just turned to me and said, ?You have breast cancer,’? Di Tomaso recalled.

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The U.S. may lower the breast cancer screening age to 40. Should Canada follow?

juin 8, 2023

OTTAWA- November 24, 2021 – Jennifer Quaid, an Ottawa law prof who was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer just after she turned 50. She had asked for a mammogram earlier but was told she didn’t qualify. PHOTO BY JEAN LEVAC /Postmedia Article content Just days after a U.S. task force recommended breast cancer screening begin at age 40, the Ontario government says it is looking at a similar move.

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Patient Advocate Shira Farber speaks to Global news about the impact of being denied a mammogram in her 40s

novembre 3, 2022

Breast cancer survivor calls for access to routine mammograms for all Canadian women in their 40s

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Patient Colleen Packer speaks to CTV Calgary about being denied a mammogram in her 40s

avril 11, 2022

Early screening: Cancer patients call on province to pave way for early breast cancer screening

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DBC?s Director of Advocacy and Education, Quebec,

février 21, 2022

Annie Slight speaks to CTV Montreal about breast density and how information is not directly shared with the women of Quebec about an important breast cancer risk

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Early Detection of Breast Cancer Saves Lives

octobre 15, 2021

CTV Morning Live Vancouver with Dr. Paula Gordon

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?Outdated? breast cancer screening guidelines failing Canadian women: report

octobre 3, 2021

Global News National: Drs. Seely and Gordon video and interview with Saba Aziz. Patient advocates Annie Slight and Nicola St. George.

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Tissue density a factor with breast cancer

octobre 1, 2021

CTV Toronto: Jennie Dale, Dr. Martin Yaffe, Rosie White speak to Pauline Chan

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Breast density information now included in mammogram reports in New Brunswick

novembre 5, 2020

The province of New Brunswick announced Wednesday that a new provincewide initiative ensures that breast density results are going to be included in mammography reports and in the letters sent to women following routine screening.

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Dense breast tissue can lead to challenges in detecting breast cancer

octobre 24, 2020

LONDON, ONT. — Shock is what 75-year-old Barbara Moscovich felt when doctors told her she had not one, but two cancerous tumours in her breast. “I?ve been fortunate to not have had any diseases or ever being in the hospital so I would be considered healthy for my age so for this to happen it seemed totally unreal.”

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Entrevues à la radio

DBC?s Director of Advocacy and Education, Quebec

février 21, 2022

Annie Slight speaks to CJAD 800AM Montreal about breast density  

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DBC’s co-founder, Jennie Dale, speaks with CBC’s Island Morning

janvier 7, 2022

DBC’s co-founder, Jennie Dale, speaks with CBC’s Island Morning about Sharon MacNeill- her diagnosis , successful advocacy for density notification and her legacy.

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Island Morning with Mitch Cormier

octobre 22, 2021

CBC Radio’s Island Morning is a news and current affairs information source for Prince Edward Island. Host Mitch Cormier talks about the issues that matter to the people of P.E.I.

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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

octobre 2, 2021

Dr. Jean Seely speaks to Radio Canada Saskatchewan (French)

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Canada’s breast screening practices are failing women, according to new report

septembre 29, 2021

640AM Radio: Dr. Paula Gordon speaks to Kelly Cutrara

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Shift – NB with Vanessa Vander Valk

novembre 5, 2020

Shift is an energetic two and a half hours that connects people in the province with the events of the day and with each other.

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Dr. Paula Gordon discusses what PEI needs to do next to save lives.

août 14, 2020

A national group is suggesting some next steps Health PEI could take for women with dense breasts. PEI is calling women with the densest breasts back for yearly mammograms.

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Stories that made a difference

juin 13, 2019

As the regular season draws to a close, White Coat, Black Art looks back at and updates some of the programs that “made a difference” ? by sparking change and shedding light on under-reported issues.

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Dr. Paula Gordon speaks with Stephen Quinn on CBC?s Early Edition.

janvier 11, 2019

New breast cancer screening recommendations do more harm than good, argues UBC clinical professor.

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