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P.E.I. women can expect breast density notification this fall, officials say

juillet 3, 2019

‘We did include it in out platform and it is our intention to roll out this initiative’

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Dense breast awareness has skyrocketed in the past year, says advocate

juin 14, 2019

But Jennie Dale explains more women need to be actively informed if their mammograms detect high density. Public awareness about how women’s breast density can affect their health has significantly improved over the last year, but there’s still much work to be done, says Jennie Dale.

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Breast density campaign helps spur change in province, ripples across Canada

février 23, 2019

Despite some gains, the fight to raise awareness was dealt a recent major blow, advocates say.Before the September provincial election, Quispamsis resident Kathy Kaufield started an online campaign in hopes party leaders would pledge to ensure New Brunswick women are informed about their breast density and the associated cancer risks.

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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New breast cancer screening guidelines are outdated and dangerous, experts say.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on breast cancer says new screening guidelines proposed by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care are outdated and “dangerous.”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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Petition seeks to change breast cancer screening

mars 25, 2019

A doctor with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre says that women should have a mammogram once a year.

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Concerns raised over new breast cancer screening guidelines.

février 11, 2019

Questions are being raised about whether new breast cancer screening guidelines – recommending that women under the age of 49 not be screened — are putting women at risk. As Heather Yourex-West explains, one cancer survivor diagnosed at 35 is asking why more women like her aren’t being offered routine screens.

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One women’s fight

janvier 17, 2019

Breast cancer experts say the lives of hundreds of Canadian women are at risk each year if Canada adopts new screening guidelines.

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Trish Macneill and Dr. Paula Gordon speak about the Issues in Manitoba with regards to breast density.

janvier 17, 2019

It can be a more significant risk factor than family history, when it comes to breast cancer. Yet many women are never told about their own breast density. Xiaoli Li speaks with a survivor about what she wishes she knew.

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B.C. women to have access to breast density info

septembre 21, 2018

The province announced all women getting mammograms will be told if they have dense breast tissue, something that can put them at greater risk of cancer.

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B.C. women will be first in Canada to get breast density information after mammograms

septembre 21, 2018

Beginning in October, B.C. will be the the first province in Canada to provide information about breast density to women and their doctors after their mammogram screening tests.

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What women need to know about breast density.

septembre 20, 2018

Mi-Jung Lee and Michelle Di Tomaso on what women need to know about breast density.

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Cancer survivor speaks out about breast density.

septembre 17, 2018

Nearly two weeks into the election campaign, the New Brunswick Liberals and PCs are zeroing in on women’s health. It’s an issue one breast cancer survivor has been trying to force into the forefront with a social media campaign. Morganne Campbell reports.

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Breast Density on Global Edmonton Health Matters

août 2, 2018

Trisha MacNeill talks to Su-Ling Goh about the risks of dense breasts.

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Entrevues à la radio

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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Saskatchewan breast cancer survivor shares how her breast cancer went undetected due to breast density.

octobre 1, 2018

Gayle Woloshyn had annual mammograms for 15 years, and yet her breast cancer went undetected. It’s all because she wasn’t told she has dense breasts. In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Gayle joins us now on the line to tell us how she hopes to see things change.

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What you need to know about dense breasts.

septembre 20, 2018

Kelly talks to Michelle Di Tomaso, co-founder of Dense Breasts Canada.

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Dense breasts and cancer detection White Coat Black Art.

septembre 15, 2018

Cinda Lambert on discovering that her dense breasts made cancer detection difficult on mammograms.

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Dr. Brian Goldman Hosts “White Coat, Black Art”.

septembre 15, 2018

Her dense breast tissue hid cancer for years. Now she’s warning others. Fibrous breast tissue can obscure or camouflage cancer in mammograms.In 2014, Michelle Di Tomaso was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. It came as a shock to her because she had undergone four clear mammograms.

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Telling women they have dense breasts could save lives, says cancer survivor.

septembre 12, 2018

Telling women they have dense breasts could save lives, says cancer survivor. Most women aren’t routinely informed if they have dense breasts, but the condition can mean cancers are less likely to show up on mammograms. Kathy Kaufield, a cancer survivor and advocate, wants doctors to be mandated to tell women.

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CBC Host Rachel Cave speaks with Kathy Kaufield.

août 31, 2018

Two years ago, Kathy Kaufield stood in the oncology department of the Saint John Regional Hospital, after completing months of chemotherapy as part of her treatment for breast cancer. She later learned that she has dense breasts, tissue that can obscure a mammogram image. She also learned the denser the breast, the higher the chance of developing cancer.

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