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Kingston Health Sciences Centre warning of breast cancer screening backlog – Kingston
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Kingston Health Sciences Centre warning of breast cancer screening backlog – Kingston

Local health officials are reporting another concerning side effect of the pandemic-related lockdowns. There’s been a serious lag in breast cancer screenings in southeastern Ontario.Kingston Health Sciences Centre is making it known that Kingston, Ont., is among many other areas that have experienced a decline in breast cancer screenings throughout the pandemic.In a news release, KHSC said that, along with people who were overdue for a mammogram before the pandemic, an additional 11,500 people have been added to the backlog in our region as a direct result of it. Read more: Kingston Health Sciences Centre unveils new breast imaging centre Read More Kingston Health Sciences Centre unveils new...
U.S. Breast Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall
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U.S. Breast Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall

By By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter(HealthDay)TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer researchers and clinicians have made tremendous progress in reducing death rates in the past three decades, yet a racial gap persists in the United States.Even with the lower numbers of actual disease compared to white patients, Black women are still much more likely to die from the disease.The American Cancer Society highlights these disparities in a new report."We found that despite continued progress in reducing the risk of death from breast cancer, there is an alarming persistent gap for Black women, who have a 40% higher risk of dying from breast cancer than White women despite lower incidence. This is not new, and it is not explained by more aggressive cancer,"...