Education materials for health care providers and patients are available at no charge from BC Cancer Breast Screening. To obtain resources, download the materials below, email the order form to email@example.com or fax it to 604-877-6113.
- Screening for Breast Cancer: Mammography
R. Woods, K. McGrail, E. Kliewer, A. Kazanjian, C. Mar, L. Kan, J. Sam, J. Spinelli. "Breast screening participation and retention among immigrants and nonimmigrants in British Columbia: A population‐based study." Cancer Med, July 2018.
A. Coldman, N. Phillips, C. Wilson, K. Decker, A. Chiarelli, J. Brisson, B. Zhang, J. Payne, G. Doyle, and R. Ahmad. "Pan-Canadian study of mammography screening and mortality from breast cancer." Journal of the National Cancer Institute, October 2014.
A. J. Coldman, PhD, N. Phillips MSc, MA, C. Wilson, MD, FRCPC, and J. Sam. "Information for physicians discussing breast cancer screening with patients." BC Medical Journal. November 2013.
"Breast cancer screening recommendations for women who received mantle radiation for Hodgkin lymphoma." BC Medical Journal, October 2014.
"Breast cancer screening: is it right for you?" BC Medical Journal, November 2013.
Colin Mar, MD, FRCPC, Janette Sam, Christine Wilson, MD, FRCPC. "Breast cancer screening in British Columbia: A guide to discussion with patients" BC Medical Journal, February 2018.
Five Plus ways to reduce your risk
The Five Plus campaign was developed by BC’s leading breast cancer organizations to educate BC women about how to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer throughout their lifetime.
Five Plus addresses both prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
Five Plus brings together the best and most current knowledge about primary and secondary breast cancer prevention into a unique site that outlines the most important steps a woman can take to reduce her risk of breast cancer. It offers memorable, easy-to-understand messaging for all women, and encourages families to support women in looking after their breast health.
The “Plus” recommendations relate to early detection of breast cancer, including recommendations for breast screening among women aged 40 to 75+ who are at average risk for breast cancer. These recommendations are based on BC’s current Breast Screening guidelines
, which were updated in 2014.
Five Plus recognizes the central role of health care providers in helping women make decisions about their breast health, especially when it comes to their breast screening options. We encourage health care providers to familiarize themselves with the messages and resources available on this site so that they can provide appropriate, evidence-based guidance and care to their patients.