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In other news that affects more people than just me...

Dr. Paula Gordon and colleagues at Sunnybrook Research Institute, The Ottawa Hospital, The University of Alberta and Harvard Medical School have written a new commentary, to be published in the Journal of Medical Screening this week, that confirms significant flaws in two Canadian trials conducted in the 1980’s which found that mammograms for women in their 40s did not reduce death rates from breast cancer.

Currently, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) doesn’t recommend a mammogram for women aged 40 to 49 if they don’t have any pre-existing factors that put them at higher-than-average risk of breast cancer. Guidelines should be reviewed and in the meantime

All women 40 years and older should undergo screening mammograms if they wish to benefit from early detection of breast cancer by reducing their risk of dying or having more extensive treatment such as removing the entire breast or chemotherapy.

That means you, all you 1981 kids (like me) Go, go go. Get them boobs squished for the love of all things sacred.

It is estimated that in 2021:

  • 27,700 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. This represents 25% of all new cancer cases in women in 2021.

  • 5,400 Canadian women will die from breast cancer. This represents 13% of all cancer deaths in women in 2021.

  • On average, 76 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every day.

  • On average, 15 Canadian women will die from breast cancer every day.

  • 260 Canadian men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 55 will die from breast cancer.

In the 30 to 49 years age group, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and accounts for 17% of all cancer deaths.

Welp, that's your daily dose of info, don't mind me whilst I frantically try to finish all my Christmas shopping. Seven more days to get the shopping done. eeek.

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