US takes the lead in breast cancer screening

Over the past few years, I’ve been vocal in advocating to lower the age for breast cancer screening guidelines. We’ve seen some changes in Canada, but provincial guidelines are inconsistent.

CBC interviewed me this morning to get my reaction to the news that the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force is recommending all women over the age of 40 get mammograms every 2 years.

Read my reaction in the CBC News article “Canada should follow U.S. call to screen for breast cancer at 40, doctors and patients say.” News-24 translated the article in French.

CBC The National was also at my home this morning to get my thoughts in video. You can watch the clip below.

Breast cancer screenings should start at 40, medical task force says

Are you supportive of the advocacy I’m doing to reduce the breast cancer screening age? If so, feel free to buy me a coffee or contribute towards some of my uninsured medical expenses.