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Breast density information to be included with all N.S. mammogram results

October 30, 2019

It’s a frightening statistic that far too many women in Nova Scotia are aware of: One in eight will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. But now the Nova Scotia health care system is aiming to give women new and potentially life-saving information on their breast health with every mammogram report. Women in the province will now be able to learn whether they have dense breasts with the results of their mammogram as part of the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program.

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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 immediately, with the new Densitas breast density assessment software already installed in screening centres across Nova Scotia.

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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 screening mammography report. Nova Scotia is the first province in Canada to use a software that assesses breast density and automatically shares results.

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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.

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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’

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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 improved over the last year, but there’s still much work to be done, says Jennie Dale.

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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 party leaders would pledge to ensure New Brunswick women are informed about their breast density and the associated cancer risks.

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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 cancer risk.

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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.”

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What women need to know about breast density.

September 20, 2018

Mi-Jung Lee and Michelle Di Tomaso on what women need to know about breast density.

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Cancer survivor speaks out about breast density.

September 17, 2018

Nearly two weeks into the election campaign, the New Brunswick Liberals and PCs are zeroing in on women’s health. It’s an issue one breast cancer survivor has been trying to force into the forefront with a social media campaign. Morganne Campbell reports.

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Breast Density on Global Edmonton Health Matters

August 2, 2018

Trisha MacNeill talks to Su-Ling Goh about the risks of dense breasts.

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Stories that made a difference

June 13, 2019

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.

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Dr. Paula Gordon speaks with Stephen Quinn on CBC’s Early Edition.

January 11, 2019

New breast cancer screening recommendations do more harm than good, argues UBC clinical professor.

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Saskatchewan breast cancer survivor shares how her breast cancer went undetected due to breast density.

October 1, 2018

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.

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What you need to know about dense breasts.

September 20, 2018

Kelly talks to Michelle Di Tomaso, co-founder of Dense Breasts Canada.

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Dense breasts and cancer detection White Coat Black Art.

September 15, 2018

Cinda Lambert on discovering that her dense breasts made cancer detection difficult on mammograms.

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Dr. Brian Goldman Hosts “White Coat, Black Art”.

September 15, 2018

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.

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Telling women they have dense breasts could save lives, says cancer survivor.

September 12, 2018

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.

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CBC Host Rachel Cave speaks with Kathy Kaufield.

August 31, 2018

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.

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