Women aged 40-74 without personal or family history of breast cancer, known BRCA1 or 2 mutation, or prior chest wall radiation

Burden of illness

There were approximately 22,700 new cases of breast cancer and 5,400 deaths from breast cancer in Canada during 2009. Incidence and case-fatality rates increase with age.


Considerations for implementation

Clinical Breast Exam remains appropriate when women present with, or physicians have concerns about, abnormal breast changes.

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