Breast cancer screening for BC women low

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 56 , No. 10 , December 2014 , Pages 482-483 News

The BC Cancer Agency is reminding women between the ages of 50 and 74 to get a mammogram every 2 years to screen for breast cancer. Research shows a 25% reduction in breast cancer deaths among BC women who have a mammogram every 2 years. Despite the benefits of regular breast cancer screening, only 50% of eligible women in BC are getting mammograms. A health care provider’s referral is not required to book an appointment and women can book their mammograms directly by calling 1 800 663-9203. For more information on screening mammograms and clinic locations, visit www.screeningbc.ca. If women are unsure about the risks and benefits of screening mammograms they can use the BC Cancer Agency’s Breast Cancer Screening Decision Aid (http://decisionaid.screeningbc.ca) to determine if screening is right for them.

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