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The Canadian Cancer Society provides information about breast health: being breast aware; knowing about breast cancer risk factors and ways to help reduce the risk of breast cancer; and being informed about breast cancer screening.
The Canadian Cancer Society provides information about breast cancer: the disease and its impact in Canada; how it is diagnosed and treated; and issues related to living with breast cancer and when active treatment ends.
To help you to see the good work that is happening across Canada, this section of our website is all about providing you with information on how your donation dollars are spent each year.
We put donor dollars to work in support of our mission by awarding grants for research and community health projects across the full spectrum of breast health, including prevention and education, screening, diagnosis, treatment and care.
There are many ways to support the Canadian Cancer Society. Find out how you can volunteer, participate, fundraise, Run for the Cure, donate or shop for the cure.
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On February 1, 2017, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) joined forces.
Whether you are living with metastatic breast cancer or have a loved one who is, it can be helpful to talk with someone who understands what you are going through. We are available to you.
Our team has the latest information about breast cancer and can answer questions about a diagnosis, treatments, what to expect, financial resources, coping, local support groups and more.
Need help understanding breast cancer screening and what you should do? We created an online decision aid tool to help inform all women of the factors to consider and their options. Give it a try.
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The aim of breast cancer
screeningScreening:The search for diseases such as breast cancer in people without symptoms. Mammography is an important tool for breast cancer screening and earlier detection. is to reduce mortality ratesMortality (rate):The number of people that die from a disease in a population over a period of time. by detecting breast cancer
earlier. When breast cancer is detected at an earlier stageStage:A way of classifying breast cancer that describes how far a cancer has spread. It identifies whether breast cancer is at an early, locally advanced or metastatic stage. The stage of breast cancer can sometimes be represented as a number (e.g. between 0 and 4)., most
patients have more treatment options, less invasive treatment and a
better chance of surviving the disease.
MammographyMammogram (also called mammography):A low-dose X-ray of the breast. It is used to take images of the breasts and is an important screening tool for the earlier detection of breast cancer. is the gold standard
of breast cancer screening for most women. It uses low-dose x-rays at
safe levels to take images – or mammograms – of the inside of the
breasts. It has been widely tested and proven to help reduce deaths
from breast cancer in women who participate in regular screening with an
organized screening program.
Learn more about screening mammography and find detailed information about:
The benefits and limitations of screening mammography
The screening program in your province
When to screen
What to expect when you go.
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