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Join the Mammolanche & reduce the risk of breast cancer mortality

More BC women are due for their mammograms than ever before. Are you one of them? Do you know someone who’s due for a screening? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there is no better time to join the Mammolanche, a movement for mammograms.
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Regular mammogram screening makes changes in the breast easier to spot and it can find lumps two to three years before you or your doctor can feel them. Just by getting regular screenings, you can reduce your risk of breast cancer mortality by 25 per cent. Even with the benefits of screening, only half of women who have screened return for their regular mammograms. BC Cancer is asking women to make a commitment to getting regular mammograms by joining the Mammolanche.

How can you participate in the Mammolanche? It’s easy! 

  • If you’re due for your mammogram, book now by calling 1-800-663-9203 or use the BC Cancer Breast Screening clinic locator to find a clinic near you.
  • If you’re not due for your mammogram yet, mark your calendar to remind yourself to book.
  • Help us spread the word by sharing our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter post and asking your eligible friends and family to join the Mammolanche too.

Throughout the month of October, watch Global TV for a 30-second commercial and special public service announcement to join the Mammolanche. Get a sneak peek here: 

30-second commercial – Join the Mammolanche

Public service announcement featuring Global TV news personalities

BC Cancer's Breast Screening Program provides free screening mammograms for eligible BC women ages 40+. A doctor’s referral is not required. There are 39 fixed screening mammography clinics across the province, and three mobile screening coaches that visit more than 170 rural and remote communities each year, including over 40 Indigenous communities. For more information, visit http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/screening/breast/get-a-mammogram

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