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Former P.E.I. resident wants breast density information given after mammograms.
Kathy Kaufield has notched another victory. The former Stratford, P.E.I., resident started a social media campaign, #TellMe, to press political leaders to provide women with information about their breast density after receiving mammograms.Read Now
‘I’m dancing a happy dance’: Breast cancer survivor wins a political victory.
FREDERICTON — A breast cancer survivor and advocate had a sweet victory Friday: She saw the two leading parties adopt her cause as platform planks for the Sept. 24 New Brunswick election. “I’m dancing a happy dance,” Kathy Kaufield said after both the Liberals and Progressive Conservatives pledged Friday to ensure women are given information on their breast density following mammograms.Read Now
Liberals, PCs promise to give women breast density information.
Studies show the denser the breast, the greater the chance of developing cancer. The Liberals and Progressive Conservatives are promising to give women potentially life-saving information in the form of an additional line about breast density on their mammogram reports.Read Now
How one group’s fight for ‘just a line’ on a mammogram report could save lives.
Dense breast tissue can obscure cancer on a mammogram image. Kathy Kaufield was given the all-clear following her regular mammogram screening in June 2015. Six months later she discovered the lump. She found it on her own by chance in a Saint Andrews hotel in November of that year after forgetting to pack her shower puff. While cleaning by hand, she felt the growth.Read Now
Breast density results must be shared with patients, say advocates.
The idea is to use the technology instead of relying on a radiologist’s eyes because, like cancer, dense breast tissue appears white in mammograms, making it difficult for radiologists to see. A woman with dense breasts also has more dense tissue than fatty, and that means her chances of getting cancer are higher.Read Now
I Didn’t Know Dense Breasts Were A Major Cancer Risk. Then I Found A Lump.
It turns out that I am one of the nearly three million Canadian women over the age of 40 who have dense breasts. The letter did not tell me that. Nor did it tell me that because I have dense breasts, I have a higher chance of developing breast cancer and that it will be harder to detect on a mammogram. Mammograms miss more than 50 per cent of the cancers in the densest breasts.Read Now
‘It’s negligence:’ Advocates call on Nova Scotia to inform women of breast density in cancer screening.
Advocates are taking aim at Nova Scotia’s “negligence” around failing to inform women of a breast cancer screening risk factor they say could save lives.Read Now
Breast density is a risk women need to know about, cancer survivor group says
When Naomi Pickersgill was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, it was a shock. Just 35 days earlier, a mammogram scan of her breasts had come back normal.Read Now
Australian comedian hopes people laugh and learn from show about breast cancer.
An Australian comedian is in Edmonton for the Fringe Festival. As Su-Ling Goh reports, her award-winning show about breast cancer is one she hopes will see audiences both laugh and learn.Read 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