-British Columbia is at the top of the world for breast cancer research innovation. Work that is being done in our province is being shared and used around the globe.
-New rapid access breast clinics are drastically reducing the amount of time it takes for doctors to diagnose new patients.
-B.C.’s Screening Mammography Program is the largest in North America and one of the best in the world
-The five-year survival rate after treatment for localized breast cancer is 93%.
-B.C. has the lowest death rate for breast cancer in Canada
-Last Sunday’s ‘Run for the Cure’ raised over 1.7 million for breast cancer research in B.C.
-What used to be a virtual death sentence is now a 75% survival rate.
-New alternative education programs are being established around the province. One Vancouver Company, InspireHealth, offers a variety of shared learning experiences, including yoga, meditation classes and non-traditional complementary medicine.
For more information, visit the BC Cancer Agency: http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/PPI/TypesofCancer/Breast/default.htm