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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…

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…

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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.

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’

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…

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…

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…

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New breast cancer screening guidelines are outdated and dangerous, experts say.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on breast cancer says new screening guidelines proposed by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care are outdated and “dangerous.”

OPINION: More women will die if new breast screening recommendations adopted

December 18, 2018

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…

Why Do Canada’s New Breast Cancer Guidelines Advise Against Life-Saving Screenings?

December 12, 2018

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.