BC Updates Breast Cancer Screening Policy
Changes provide clarity to women on when to get screened, encouraging them to make an informed decision
Women aged 40-74 at average risk for breast cancer can be screened every two years, and 40-49 year olds and women 75 and older are encouraged to speak with a health care provider in order to make an informed decision. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – BC/Yukon (CBCF) looks forward to partnering in a multi-media campaign targeting women 50-74 who stand to benefit most from screening. CBCF strongly encourages all eligible women to participate, as mammograms save lives.