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Breast Cancer Screening: How the Provinces Stack Up

On January 31, 2024, Quebec changed its policy on breast cancer screening to increase the maximum age to 74 from 69. This move has shifted Quebec’s policies on screening to be more aligned with many of the other provinces, but it does still lack in other areas such as self-referrals and the minimum age for screening. Many provinces are now offering notifications of breast density along with mammogram results as well, as this can impact screening results. As Ontario plans to change the minimum age for screening in the fall to 40 from 50, we decided to break down the current breast screening criteria required by each province, as well as the planned changes.

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The information contained herein was current as of October 30th, 2023.