Health officials in the U.S. say women should start getting mammograms at age 40 instead of waiting until they are 50.
A study led by University of Ottawa professors and the Ottawa Hospital had already found Canadian provinces that annually screen women aged 40-49 had lower proportions of advanced breast cancer compared to women aged 50-59 from provinces that did not hold annual mammograms.
Members of the media may directly contact the following experts:
Anna Wilkinson (English only)
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine
Jean Seely (English and French)
Head of Breast Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital and Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine.