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The Canadian Cancer Society recommends new breast screening age

The Canadian Cancer Society recommends new breast screening age
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The Canadian Cancer Society has announced that it will be doing an update on its recommendation for breast screening programs.

The society is “urging provinces and territories to lower the start age for breast screening programs to 40 for individuals at an average risk of developing breast cancer.”

According to their statement, many provinces and territories across the country have already taken steps to widen access to the age group.

The Canadian Cancer Society stresses the importance of access to breast screening in order to find breast cancer early as chances for more successful treatment are better.

For more information, click here to visit their website.

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