What women need to know about breast cancer screening in Canada – CBC

Some experts now say women should get annual screening starting at 40

Oct 26, 2022

Canadian medical experts are urging women to get their routine breast screenings, as many have fallen behind and experts say larger and more developed cases of breast cancer are now being found.

Earlier this month, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) shared that more than 400,000 fewer mammograms were performed during the COVID-19 pandemic. With mammogram capacity back to pre-pandemic levels in Ontario, health officials there are advising women to resume regular screening so potential breast cancer can be detected in its earlier stages.

Breast cancer is a major health concern in Canada, with one in eight Canadian women diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

“There are two benefits of getting screened and having cancer detected early,” said Dr. Paula Gordon, a breast radiologist and a clinical professor in the University of British Columbia’s radiology department, in an interview with CBC’s The Dose.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/breast-cancer-screening-1.6628886

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