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LETTER: Government needs to fulfill commitment to better breast screening

Upcoming updated breast cancer screening guidlines that will be used by nearly 50,000 family doctors are meant to protect, 'but unless action is taken now, they won't' reader says
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BurlingtonToday received the following letter to the editor from reader Connie Price regarding breast screening for Canadian women.

This spring, “updated” breast cancer screening guidelines will be released by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. These guidelines will be used by ~48,000 family doctors and are supposed to protect us, but unless action is taken now, they won’t. 

The current guidelines were made in 2018 by a panel of volunteers (the Task Force) who were not breast cancer experts. They recommend against critical screening measures like mammograms in the 40s, self-exams, the use of the latest technology, and additional screening for women with dense breasts.

Please sign and share this petition for other women, if not for your own protection.

Connie Price

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