Expansion of the Breast Centre

Saving more lives through EARLY breast cancer detection

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Vital Initiative Description
In Numbers...
  • 1,300
    Quebec women will die from breast cancer in 2011
  • 33%
    Reduction in deaths from breast cancer resulting from regular mammograms for women aged 50–69
  • 75%
    Of breast cancer cases occur in women between the ages of 50 and 69
  • 88%
    Five-year survival rate for breast cancer
  • 6,200
    Quebec women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011
  • 35%
    Decline in the breast cancer death rate since 1986 thanks to early detection through mammography and better access to more effective treatments
  • 25%
    Fewer deaths from breast cancer if women underwent a preventative mammogram every two years
In Brief...
Fundraising Goal: $2 million
  • Expansion of the Breast Centre
  • Acquisition of an ultrasound machine
  • Additional Digital mammography and ultrasound rooms
  • Private consultation rooms
  • Large waiting room      
Benefits