Awareness Of Breast Health
In October each year, a campaign to breast cancer awareness and breast health is being launched in North America, but this cancer continues to claim lives every day. The simple truth is that some of these deaths could be avoided.Â The women more aware of the breast exam and options for treatment one month per year is simply inadequate.
According to Cancer Care Ontario, breast cancer is the cancer most common among women and second leading cause of death among them. Every year in Ontario, about 7 900 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 2 000 will die.
The Ontario Breast Screening (OBSP) was established in 1991 to help women have access to mammography screening. There are now over 100 centers OBSP screening in Ontario, and statistics are impressive. Research has shown that regular screening among women 50 to 69 years could reduce by at least 30% mortality from breast cancer. In fact, Ontario, the rate of breast cancer mortality among women in this age group decreased by 29% between 1989 and 2002. He therefore something to celebrate!
But is it enough? Bonnie Sipos, Regional Director of Diagnostic Health System Niagara, do not think so. “We must make clear to women that they can call a central OBSP itself to make an appointment to undergo testing. More women must benefit from this service is available in their own community. ”
Niagara has three centers of OBSP, located at locations Greater Niagara General, St. Catharines General and of the Welland Hospital. These centers offer the full range of screening and diagnostic services and breast cancer treatment. Over the past years, SSN has opened a clinic affiliated or satellite to Port Colborne General location where women can be examined by a nurse and undergo a mammography screening. They can then get a follow-up on the site of the Welland Hospital. All testing centers meet the standards of the Mammography Accreditation of the Canadian Association of Radiologists.
In October each year, a campaign to breast cancer and breast health is being launched in North America, but this cancer continues to claim lives every day.Rating: