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  • Breast cancer screening: When should I start having mammograms?

    Health Link B.C.

    Use this decision aid to help understand your choices about breast cancer screening, including the risks and benefits of mammograms.

  • Breast cancer: Screening risks and benefits, age 50-69

    Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

    Your risk of dying from breast cancer is slightly reduced if you have regular screening. However, regular screening increase your chance of a false positive result, a biopsy and having part or all of a breast removed unnecessarily.

  • Breast cancer: Risks and benefits, age 70-74

    Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

    Your chances of dying from breast cancer can be lowered by having regular screening. There are risks related to mammograms however, including false positives, unnecessary biopsies or surgery.

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Going For Gold As We Age

On Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, Olympic Champion, Mark Tewksbury, Coach, Debbie Muir and Dr. Jennifer Heisz discussed the benefits of exercise and social engagement for optimal aging. Learn more...
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