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These women were told they were too young to get a mammogram. Then they were diagnosed with breast cancer in their 40s

June 13, 2023

Canadian guidelines say women should start getting mammograms at age 50 unless they have specific risk factors. The U.S. is updating their guideline to start at age 40 and some…

Ontario exploring beginning breast screening ten years earlier — at age 40 — something advocates have long pushed for

June 8, 2023

OTTAWA- November 24, 2021 – Jennifer Quaid, an Ottawa law prof who was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer just after she turned 50. She had asked for a mammogram…

Ultrasound not included in regular screenings for Islanders with high breast density

May 5, 2022

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…

Rosilene Kraft has Stage 4 breast cancer

February 11, 2022

She was discouraged from getting a mammogram in her 40s because her doctor followed dangerous Canadian breast screening guidelines. Listen

A new website helps navigate the maze of provincial and national breast cancer screening guidelines

October 8, 2021

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…

Are Your Boobs Your Best Friends? Seriously? Are They?

October 1, 2021

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…

Why Examining Your Breasts Is So Important

September 30, 2021

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.

New Brunswick mammogram reports will now include breast density information

November 6, 2020

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…

Dense breasts: an organization deplores that Quebec does not directly inform women

February 28, 2020

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…

Breast density and breast cancer: Inform women directly of their density

February 19, 2020

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…