BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS

The Need for Better Breast Cancer Policy in Quebec

For the sake of women's health and their confidence in the Québec screening program, it is time that politicians assume themselves and go beyond the political campaign philippics and ensure that breast be taken seriously and not just treated as a toe or its examination like an insignificant medical act.
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Mammograms May Give False Positives, But I Still Want Them

So annual mammography does not cut breast cancer deaths. This, according to a 25-year Canadian study published this week. So the study makes me wonder: Do you still believe in mammography? The fact that the majority of breast cancers are detectable by mammography is good enough for me. Call me old-fashioned, but let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater.

Time for My Next Checkup

Next Monday I have my six month screening and checkup with my oncologist. Each time this visit with my doctor comes up, I get the jitters several days prior to it. I can't help it. And although my con...