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Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Check here for a brief roundup of the latest women’s health news.

Inappropriate imaging is still performed among asymptomatic women with stage I or II breast cancer in Ontario.

Breast cancer screening for women aged 50 to 74 does reduce breast cancer mortality.

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Women who exercise may lower their risk, although those who have received hormone replacement therapy may not get the same benefit. Organized programs can help.

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Outcomes are poorer for young women and others with breast cancer when blood sugar levels reflect prediabetes or undiagnosed diabetes. What can you do?

Supplemental or alternative screening for breast cancer does not need to be an automatic process for women with dense breast tissue.

MRI may determine which women at risk for breast cancer most need supplemental screening, based on their BPE levels.


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