Screening for breast cancer

Unpacking the great mammography debate

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English
Translated Title: 
Déballer le grand débat sur la mammographie
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Cornelia J. Baines
Edition: 
To the Point - Guest Column
Publisher: 
CWHN
Publication Date: 
2012

Discusses the debates about mammography screening, arguing that screening can often be unnecessary and have negative impacts. Notes that screening has not reduced incidence of advanced cancers, a prerequisite for successful screening.

Mammography screening: weighing the pros and cons for women’s health

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Ann Silversides
Publisher: 
CWHN Network
Publication Date: 
Summer 2012
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Explains the current issues with mammography scrrening and summarizes the evidence about it. Discusses the recent controversies about the guideline on screening for breast cancer for average-risk women (aged 40 to 79) that was released in late 2011 by The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. This guideline updated screening recommendations made by the Task Force’s predecessor, the Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination, in 2001. The focus of the guideline is on mammography screening, but the guideline authors also recommended against clinical breast examination (by physicians) and breast self-examination by patients. 

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Breast self-examination: what it means and why the thinking about it has changed

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L’auto-examen des seins : ce que cela signifie et pourquoi les opinions ont changé
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Ann Silversides
Edition: 
Network Magazine, 2012
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
July 2012
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the controversies about the guideline on screening for breast cancer for average-risk women (aged 40 to 79) that was updated in late 2011 by The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Explains the issues and summarizes the evidence and current thinking about breast self-examination.

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Portrait of the indigenous women of Asia

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Translated Title: 
Un portrait des femmes autochtones d’asie
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Online
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Asian Indigenous Women’s Network (AIWN), and the Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN: Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara), in partnership with Rights & Democracy
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Montreal QC

Information kit that highlights the work of indigenous women who are acting at the local, national and international levels to have their rights respected.  Also proposes possible avenues for action to enable indigenous women to take full advantage of legal instruments, and international for a and mechanisms that may be useful in furthering their work.

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