The statistics that follow contain information on the number of women and men who have died of breast cancer in Canada.
The statistics come from the National Breast Cancer Survey.
They’re compiled by Statistics Canada and are meant to inform public health decisions about what to do about breast cancer.
The statistics are also used by doctors to decide on treatment, and are an important tool for tracking progress in reducing the number and frequency of breast cancers in Canada, said Dr. Anne Marie Aikins, president of the Breast Cancer Research Society of Canada.
The number of breast and cervical cancers is estimated to be more than 3 million in Canada according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization.
Aikins said there are many factors that affect the number, severity and progression of breast or cervical cancer.
One of those factors is exposure to environmental factors.
A few months ago, Aikin received a call from her friend, former colleague and colleague of 30 years, Dr. Stephen Whelan, who is now president of University Health Network.
She was concerned about how the cancer was progressing in Whelans daughter, who has breast cancer and is at risk for a second one.
She said she was not aware of any other family members that have had the same cancer.
She told Aikens that she had also heard that the daughter’s mother has a higher risk of developing a second breast cancer than her daughter.
“I said, ‘We’ve been told you have a higher chance, but it’s really only about 5 per cent.’
And then I heard her say, ‘Well, it’s not a huge risk, and it’s very uncommon,'” Aikis said.
Whelans response to Aikines concern was to give her some advice on how to find out more about her daughter’s cancer and the type of treatment she might be able to receive.
Aiken said she learned that a study conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society found that about 1.8 per cent of Canadians with advanced breast cancer have been diagnosed and treated in Canada since 2001.
In fact, in 2011, a study by the National Institute for Health Research found that in the United States, about 1 per cent women with breast cancer were diagnosed and were treated in the U.S.
A friend of Whelas daughter, and an employee of the Canadian National Breast and Cervical Cancer Foundation, had been diagnosed with breast and cervix cancer in 2009.
They were told they had only a 2 per cent chance of living 20 years, but Aikinas friend said it was much worse than that.
“That was when the cancer went into remission,” she said.
“It was a very discouraging story,” Aikkins said.
“The number was so small.
But then she told me about the study, and I knew it was a big deal.”
Aiken went on to ask Whelawans daughter if she was worried about her father, and how her family was feeling.
Aikiss said that she and her friends decided to go to the Cancer Centre of Toronto to meet with her father and discuss the statistics.AIKINS said the first thing that Whelaws daughter told them was that she was still recovering from the disease, and she was struggling to understand the severity of the cancer.
“It was very difficult to accept the news that she’d been diagnosed, and that she needed to be treated,” Aiken said.
But then she was told that she could have a second chance.
AIKINS told her that they wanted to talk to her mother, and talk to Whelahans son, to see if they could help.
“She said, she just wanted to know what we were doing,” AIKIN said.
Aikiins said she went into the clinic and the staff said that Wahlans son had a high chance of surviving, and they were also concerned about Whel’s daughter.
But Whel was in a lot of pain, and he didn’t want to go in there.
“He told me that he didn`t feel that he was going to be able or comfortable being in there,” Aikiins recalled.
“He said that he would like to stay home with her.
He didn’t know if she would recover or not.””
We had to be very clear about that.
He didn’t know if she would recover or not.”
The hospital told Aikiis that she should go home and wait for her mother to be discharged, but she didn’t.
Whel is now a resident of the hospital.
“The staff were very clear to her that this was not a way for her to go home.
They said that the hospital would be more prepared to deal with this in the event that she did,” Aikoins said.
So what can you do if you are concerned about your own risk of getting breast cancer?
“I would say to do what your family has been doing