Advocate

HOW YOU CAN ADVOCATE

ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF

SPEAK TO YOUR DOCTOR
Your doctor may not be up-to-date on the risks of dense breasts. You know that women with dense breasts face a higher risk of cancer and that mammograms can fail to detect cancer because both dense tissue and cancer appear white.

We outline in detail what to discuss with your doctor on our Get Informed page under  “What to do if you have dense breasts.” 

You can download our brochure to take with to your doctor’s office. Download here.

Refer your doctor to the Health Professionals tab on medically-sourced website  http://densebreast-info.org/

Take this excellent checklist from DenseBreast-info.org to your next visit and discuss your risks: https://densebreast info.org/img/risk_checklist_english.pdf

SPREAD THE WORD

TELL OTHER WOMEN
Ask friends, family and colleagues if they have heard about breast density. If not, tell them why it’s important. Encourage women to find out their density. Details by province can be found at http://www.densebreastscanada.ca/density-reporting/

SHARE YOUR STORY ON OUR WEBSITE
If your cancer diagnosis was delayed because you have dense breasts, please share your story. Stories are empowering and impactful for others.  Please email us: info@densebreastscanada.ca OR upload your story on our STORIES page.

JOIN OUR TEAM
We are looking for members from every province to help us raise awareness and advocate for density notification. There is much to be done.  Click here  to email us for more information and please also visit our CONTACT page for examples of volunteer roles.

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DEMAND BETTER OF OUR POLITICIANS

SEND THIS LETTER TO YOUR MLA/MPP AND YOUR MINISTER OF HEALTH. SEE BELOW FOR MINISTERS’ EMAIL ADDRESSES.

UPDATE: BC has announced it will notify women of their breast density effective Oct 15, 2018

To download a sample letter to MB politicians click here

To download a sample letter to ON, SK, NL, NWT, YT  politicians click here

To download a sample letter to  NS politicians click here

To download a sample letter to  NB, AB, PEI politicians click here 

Click here Minister of Health Listing

PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION

https://www.change.org/p/notify-canadian-women-of-their-breast-density-and-associated-breast-cancer-risk