Tell the candidates running for Premier of Manitoba that you have a right to know your breast density!
Why aren’t ALL Manitoba women notified about one of the biggest risk factors for breast cancer?
Manitoba health authorities notify only SOME women when a radiologist determines from a mammogram that they have dense breasts. Breast density information is included in the mammogram results letter ONLY if a woman’s density is over 75%.
Women in the 50-75% category are not told they have dense breasts because THIS INFORMATION IS NOT EVEN RECORDED. These women need and deserve to be notified too!
Mammograms miss 50% of cancers in the most dense breasts.
Not telling women they have dense breasts is akin to not telling them that they have high blood pressure that could cause a heart attack. How can women mitigate a risk they know nothing about?
Please help change this!
Tell your elected officials you want breast cancer screening programs to notify you about your breast density and what that means! ALL WOMEN should be notified about their breast density and be given information about the four categories of density and why it’s important to know about it.
In less than a minute, here’s how you can make a difference. Tell the four candidates running for Premier of Manitoba that women have a right to know their breast density:
- Take a selfie or use any picture of yourself.
- Post it on Twitter and/or Facebook, tag the party leaders and ask them to commit to breast density notification for ALL Manitoba women. Use the hashtag #TellMe or #DisMoi
- Conservative Party Leader Brian Pallister: Twitter: @BrianPallister Facebook: @BrianPallister
- NDP Leader Wab Kinew: Twitter: @WabKinew Facebook: @WabKinew
- Liberal Party Dougald Lamont: Twitter: @DFLamont Facebook: @DougaldOurNewWay
- Green Party Leader James Beddome Twitter:@JamesBeddome Facebook: @GreenJamesBeddome
- Share on your social media, tag your local election candidates and tag me on Twitter (@Kaufield) and Facebook (@BreastdensitymattersNB).
- Ask your friends and family to do the same. There’s power in numbers! Let’s make our voices heard – and our faces visible! – during the 2019 Manitoba election campaign! Alerting women about their breast density will help save lives!