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Ultrasound not included in regular screenings for Islanders with high breast density
Officials with Health P.E.I. say ultrasounds are not currently being used within the provincial breast screening program, and they won’t be anytime soon. In 2019, Premier Dennis King’s government promised to begin notifying all Islanders who have a mammogram of their breast density. It also promised to look into the potential of adding ultrasound screening for those with the highest breast density.Watch Now
Rosilene Kraft has Stage 4 breast cancer
She was discouraged from getting a mammogram in her 40s because her doctor followed dangerous Canadian breast screening guidelines. ListenWatch Now
A new website helps navigate the maze of provincial and national breast cancer screening guidelines
IN2018, 47-year-old Adriana Ermter found a lump in her armpit. Her doctor referred her for a mammogram, but the clinic said it was likely just a calcium deposit. After months of requests for additional screening, the Toronto resident received a second mammogram and an MRI. This time, the clinic found cancer. “If I hadn’t advocated for myself, under the guidelines I wouldn’t have had regular mammograms until I was 50,” Ermter says. “Who knows what stage of breast cancer I would have progressed to?”Watch Now
Are Your Boobs Your Best Friends? Seriously? Are They?
You may call your boobs your breasties, but are they really? Are you feeling up your best friends and your armpits on the first of every month the same way you’d check a cantaloupe or melon for its ripeness at the grocery store? You know, to make sure you don’t have a lump, swelling, redness, soreness, thickening, irritation or dimpling of the skin, or redness, flaky skin, pulling or pain in the nipple area that could potentially be breast cancer. Better yet, do you know how to properly screen for breast cancer? You should, you need to. It’s your right.Watch Now
Why Examining Your Breasts Is So Important
Best Health Magazine Dr. Paula Gordon speaks to Rebecca Gow Along with routine screenings, frequent at-home examinations are the key to knowing your norm and catching any concerning changes.Watch Now
New Brunswick mammogram reports will now include breast density information
New Brunswick is the latest province to mandate that women be told their breast density following a mammogram, but experts say the welcome move falls short of a broader breast cancer strategy they’d like to see extended coast-to-coast.Watch Now
Dense breasts: an organization deplores that Quebec does not directly inform women
An organization deplores that the Quebec government does not directly disclose to women important information for their health: do they have dense breasts or not? Deprived of this information, Quebec women cannot take measures to detect breast cancer in time, he believes.Watch Now
Breast density and breast cancer: Inform women directly of their density
Breast cancer survivors are putting pressure on the Quebec government to ensure that women are directly informed of their breast density in their mammography report and of the risks associated with dense breasts.Watch Now
And if your mammography does not decent your cancer
What if you had a mammogram and the results did not show your cancer? That’s what happened to Annie Slight, a woman who was diagnosed at age 42 with a late diagnosis of stage 2, grade 3 breast cancer that was not detected during her routine mammogram. She told me her story and now wants to educate women about this little known factor that made all the difference for her: breast density.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
Saskatchewan breast cancer survivor shares how her breast cancer went undetected due to breast density.
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.Listen Now
What you need to know about dense breasts.
Kelly talks to Michelle Di Tomaso, co-founder of Dense Breasts Canada.Listen Now
Dense breasts and cancer detection White Coat Black Art.
Cinda Lambert on discovering that her dense breasts made cancer detection difficult on mammograms.Listen Now
Dr. Brian Goldman Hosts “White Coat, Black Art”.
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.Listen Now
Telling women they have dense breasts could save lives, says cancer survivor.
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.Listen Now
CBC Host Rachel Cave speaks with Kathy Kaufield.
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.Listen Now
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