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Breast density information to be included with all N.S. mammogram results

October 30, 2019

It’s a frightening statistic that far too many women in Nova Scotia are aware of: One in eight will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. But now the Nova Scotia health care system is aiming to give women new and potentially life-saving information on their breast health with every mammogram report. Women in the province will now be able to learn whether they have dense breasts with the results of their mammogram as part of the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program.

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Nova Scotia first province to include breast density results in all mammograms

October 30, 2019

Nova Scotia has become the first province to provide breast density results to all women who undergo a mammogram, using a new technology pioneered in-house. The standardized changes are effective immediately, with the new Densitas breast density assessment software already installed in screening centres across Nova Scotia.

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Breast Density Information Available

October 30, 2019

Information about breast density is an important part of breast cancer screening and ensuring early detection and treatment. That is why it will now be automatically included in a woman’s screening mammography report. Nova Scotia is the first province in Canada to use a software that assesses breast density and automatically shares results.

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Many women aren’t told they have dense breasts. Here’s why it matters

October 11, 2019

Until a few weeks ago, Brenda, 52, only had two mammograms — once when she turned 40 and again when she turned 50. Both came back clear.

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

July 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

June 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

February 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

January 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.

January 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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TV Spots

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

April 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,

February 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

October 15, 2021

CTV Morning Live Vancouver with Dr. Paula Gordon

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‘Outdated’ breast cancer screening guidelines failing Canadian women: report

October 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

October 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

November 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

October 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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Canadian imaging experts say changes are needed to guidelines for breast cancer screening

October 20, 2020

The leading Canadian experts in medical imaging say changes to Canada’s breast cancer screening guidelines would save the lives of hundreds of young women every year. Linda Aylesworth explains.

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Patients seen more information on breast density

February 10, 2020

A health advocacy group accusing Quebec of withholding potentially lifesaving information about breast density density from women.

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Radio Interviews

DBC’s Director of Advocacy and Education, Quebec

February 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

January 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

October 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

October 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

September 29, 2021

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

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Shift – NB with Vanessa Vander Valk

November 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.

August 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

June 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.

January 11, 2019

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

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