5 Ways Your Donation Makes Life Better for Breast Cancer Patients

Mobile mammography clinics and clinical trials are supported by your donation to the Alberta Cancer Foundation

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and more than 2,780 will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Alberta this year alone. These are a few of the ways your support will directly benefit breast cancer
patients in Alberta.

 

Prevention

The Alberta Tomorrow Project is identifying the genetic and environmental components that determine why some people get cancer, and others don’t.

Early Detection/Screening

The mobile mammography unit can provide breast screening to over 120 rural communities around Alberta.

Diagnosis

Alberta Cancer Foundation patient navigators can ease the complexities of a cancer diagnosis by providing person-centred care to patients.

Treatment

Last year, 14 breast cancer clinical trials were launched across Alberta, giving 274 Albertans access to potentially life-saving therapies.

Survivorship

New recovery interventions and protocols are improving quality of life for patients following mastectomy. Patients are spending less time in hospital with a quicker route to recovery.

 The five-year survival rate for female patients diagnosed with breast cancer in Alberta is 90 per cent.

 

Learn more about how you can support the Alberta Cancer Foundation at albertacancer.ca

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