New provincial breast health strategy

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 52 , No. 10 , December 2010 , Pages 531 News

In October the provincial government unveiled a new Provincial Breast Health Strategy with a goal of increasing breast cancer survival rates by providing more timely access to screening, diagnostic, and prevention services. 

The Provincial Breast Health Strategy unites government, health authorities, and key community partners to fight breast cancer. Over the past 4 years BC has increased spending on screening mammography by $5.48 million and almost doubled the overall budget for the Screening Mammo­graphy Program since 2001 to $23.5 million. 

Although BC has the lowest incidence of breast cancer in the country and the best survival outcomes for women who do get breast cancer, 2800 BC women were diagnosed with the disease in 2009.

. New provincial breast health strategy. BCMJ, Vol. 52, No. 10, December, 2010, Page(s) 531 - News.



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