Digital Mammography

Providing enhanced and safer early detection of breast cancer for women and men

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Digital mammography
Vital Initiative Description
In Numbers...
  • 100
    Canadian women will die of breast cancer each week, on average
  • 1 in 7
    Canadian women are expected to develop breast cancer during their lifetime
  • 445
    Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every week, on average
  • 1,400
    Estimated number of Quebec women who will die from breast cancer in 2010
  • 1 in 28
    Canadian women will die of breast cancer
  • 30%
    Decline in the breast cancer death rate since 1986, thanks to early detection through mammography and better access to more effective treatments
  • 54%
    Of Quebec women aged 50 to 69 are officially enrolled in the Quebec Breast Cancer Screening Program
  • 25%
    Fewer deaths from breast cancer if women underwent a preventative mammogram every two years
  • 27.6%
    Breast cancer represents 27.6% of all cancers among women and is the second leading cause of cancer-related death
In Brief...
Fundraising Goal: $1 million
  • Purchase of 2 digital mammography units