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Community:

Carconfident.ca is committed to working with the community. Along with the many savings and benefits from your home dealer and major retailers a portion of your membership fee will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society.

OVERVIEW

 

In 2016, breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer diagnosis in Canadian women – with 1 in 4 (25.8%) cancer diagnoses being breast cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Canadian women, after lung cancer.

Fewer Canadian women are dying from breast cancer today than in the past. Breast cancer deaths have decreased by 44 percent since the peak in 1987 due to earlier detection through regular mammographyMammogram (also called mammography):
A low-dose X-ray of the breast. It is used to take images of the breasts and is an important screening tool for the earlier detection of breast cancer.
screening, advances in screening technology, and improved treatments. This is based on the age standardized mortality rates (ASMR) which has declined from 41.7 deaths per 100,000 in 1987 to a projected rate of 23.4 deaths per 100,000 in 2016, slightly down from 23.8 in 2015.

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