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Government to Lower Age for Recommended Breast Cancer Screening



The Provincial Government is lowering the age for recommended breast screening from 50 to include women between the ages of 40 and 49.


The decision is based on new national guidelines published by the Canadian Cancer Society.


By lowering the recommended age to 40, the Department of Health and Community Services estimates an additional 24,000 people will become eligible for the Provincial Breast Screening Program.


Breast cancer screening will be available through self-referrals.

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