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SBI Canadian Corner Newsletter Update – Dr. Seely

June 9, 2023 – Jean M. Seely MD, FRCPC, FSBI, FCAR We are excited to share our CSBI update for the Society of Breast Imaging. Welcome to Spring, where we say goodbye to the chilly days of winter and embrace the blooming season with excitement. There have been many exciting things happening at CSBI and […]

CBC News: Breast cancer screening guidelines based on flawed Canadian study, new paper says

A new paper calls into question a decades-old Canadian study that has informed breast cancer screening guidelines for women in their 40s around the world, which generally do not recommend a yearly mammogram. The commentary — co-written by researchers at The Ottawa Hospital, Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto, the University of British Columbia, the University of Alberta and Harvard Medical

New commentary finds flaws in study that shaped current breast cancer screening guidelines

Researchers at Sunnybrook Research Institute, The Ottawa Hospital, The University of British Columbia, The University of Alberta and Harvard Medical School have published a new commentary in the Journal of Medical Screening that confirms significant flaws in two Canadian trials conducted in the 1980’s which found that mammograms for women in their 40s did not reduce death

‘Outdated’ breast cancer screening guidelines failing Canadian women: report

Annie Slight has been battling breast cancer for the past eight years. Since her diagnosis in April 2013, the Montreal resident has undergone 16 treatments of chemotherapy, bilateral mastectomy, a full hysterectomy and two reconstructive surgeries. Although now in remission, she still has two more years of hormonal drug therapy to go.

Protecting Yourself with Regular Screening

Screening is the method of detecting a cancer before it’s found by symptoms such as a lump at breast examination, skin dimpling, or a suspicious bloody or watery nipple discharge. Screening mammography identifies breast cancers at a smaller stage, before they can be felt, and when they’re less likely to have spread to other parts

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