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OPINION: More women will die if new breast screening recommendations adopted
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.Watch Now
Why Do Canada’s New Breast Cancer Guidelines Advise Against Life-Saving Screenings?
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.Watch Now
Something may be missing in the new breast cancer screening guideline.
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.Watch Now
OPINION: More women will die if new breast Canada’s new breast screening guidelines will cause unnecessary deaths. recommendations adopted.
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.Watch Now
MSP breast density announcement raises concerns.
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.Watch Now
We need to talk about dense breasts: Why governments are taking notice.
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.Watch Now
Women in B.C. to have access to breast density info when screened for cancer.
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.Watch Now
B.C. women will be first in Canada to get breast density information after mammograms.
B.C. is becoming the first province in Canada to provide information about breast density to women and their doctors after their mammogram screening tests. Health officials will begin providing women with the information beginning mid-October.Watch Now
Health PEI should tell women if they have dense breasts, says advocacy group.
An advocacy group called Dense Breasts Canada says Health PEI should be telling Island women about their breast density. In a mammogram, cancer can be harder to see in women with dense breasts. While fatty tissue appears as dark grey in a mammogram, dense tissue shows up as mostly white — just like cancers.Watch Now
Patient Advocate Shira Farber speaks to Global news about the impact of being denied a mammogram in her 40s
Breast cancer survivor calls for access to routine mammograms for all Canadian women in their 40sWatch Now
Patient Colleen Packer speaks to CTV Calgary about being denied a mammogram in her 40s
Early screening: Cancer patients call on province to pave way for early breast cancer screeningWatch Now
DBC’s Director of Advocacy and Education, Quebec,
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 riskWatch Now
Early Detection of Breast Cancer Saves Lives
CTV Morning Live Vancouver with Dr. Paula GordonWatch Now
‘Outdated’ breast cancer screening guidelines failing Canadian women: report
Global News National: Drs. Seely and Gordon video and interview with Saba Aziz. Patient advocates Annie Slight and Nicola St. George.Watch Now
Tissue density a factor with breast cancer
CTV Toronto: Jennie Dale, Dr. Martin Yaffe, Rosie White speak to Pauline ChanWatch Now
Breast density information now included in mammogram reports in New Brunswick
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.Watch Now
Dense breast tissue can lead to challenges in detecting breast cancer
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.”Watch Now
Canadian imaging experts say changes are needed to guidelines for breast cancer screening
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.Watch Now
DBC’s Director of Advocacy and Education, Quebec
Annie Slight speaks to CJAD 800AM Montreal about breast densityListen Now
DBC’s co-founder, Jennie Dale, speaks with CBC’s Island Morning
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.Listen Now
Island Morning with Mitch Cormier
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.Listen Now
October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Dr. Jean Seely speaks to Radio Canada Saskatchewan (French)Listen Now
Canada’s breast screening practices are failing women, according to new report
640AM Radio: Dr. Paula Gordon speaks to Kelly CutraraListen Now
Shift – NB with Vanessa Vander Valk
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.Listen Now
Dr. Paula Gordon discusses what PEI needs to do next to save lives.
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.Listen Now
Stories that made a difference
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.Listen Now
Dr. Paula Gordon speaks with Stephen Quinn on CBC’s Early Edition.
New breast cancer screening recommendations do more harm than good, argues UBC clinical professor.Listen Now