Among Canadian women breast cancer is the most common type of cancer as well as the second leading cause of death from cancer. The good news is that most breast cancer can be successfully treated, especially when detected early. With advancements in modern technology, there are excellent screening tests that can catch cancer in its early stages.
The article walk’s through an easy-to-follow reference for breast cancer screening that explains the mammogram procedure, connects you to provincial health resources and provides a tool to help you determine if and when you should be screened. It’s a great companion to our blog post, Commonly Asked Mammography Questions.
“When you’re getting ready for what’s next in life, it’s good to plan ahead and make sure you have everything you need. … being proactive and prepared applies to breast cancer screening too.”
Mammography is an important service CAMIS provides. Early detection of breast cancer through regular mammograms and breast self-exams has meant higher survival rates. We’re proud to provide this vital service.