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Why are Mammograms Important?


Mammograms save lives

They help find cancer when it is small, allowing more treatment options and a better chance of recovery.

It is estimated that 1 in 8 BC women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. 

Mammograms are safe and effective

Screening mammograms are considered the international gold standard for detecting breast cancer early. Mammograms can usually find lumps 2 or 3 years before a woman or her primary care provider can feel them. Research has shown a 25 per cent reduction in deaths from breast cancer among women who regularly screen. 

Your breast cancer risk increases with age

While women with a family history of breast cancer have a higher than average risk, the biggest risk factor for breast cancer is being a woman over 50 years of age. 

80 per cent of breast cancer cases are diagnosed in women 50 years of age or older. 

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