Eight out of ten cases of breast cancer occur in women aged 50 and above.
Women between the ages of 50 and 69 are invited to get a free mammogram screening every two years. However, of a million women eligible for the Quebec Breast Cancer Screening Program (PQDCS), 400,000 do not get a mammogram.
MONTREAL, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Mammography is the only proven screening tool: the breast cancer mortality rate has fallen by 40% over the past 25 years and it's partly because of the early detection of the disease.
|WHAT:||Launch of the Canadian Cancer Society's Thingamaboob campaign|
|| Saturday, November 23, 2013
|| Québec Breast Cancer Screening Program (PQDCS) designated screening centre - Clinique Léger & associés
1851, Sherbrooke East, 3rd floor (corner of Cartier Street)
|WHO:|| The following women will be present:
The Thingamaboob is an original and effective educational tool created by the CCS to promote mammograms. To date, more than 100,000 Thingamaboobs have been sold, and last year, a first video clip starring Lise Dion and friends was viewed more than 300,000 times. Info: thingamaboob.ca
Image with caption: "Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division (CNW Group/Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131122_C9559_PHOTO_EN_33708.jpg
SOURCE: Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division
For further information:
André Beaulieu, Senior Advisor, Public Relations
Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division
514 217-8327 or 514 393-3444, [email protected]