Dangerous Disparities in Canada for Life-Saving Cancer Screening

Dangerous Disparities in Canada for Life-Saving Cancer Screening

“We already have high-quality evidence showing that recommended cancer screening saves lives. “These findings show we need more measures to eliminate socioeconomic-related health disparities in our communities, even where healthcare is publicly funded. The most powerful intervention to improve screening rates would be to invest more in primary care and make sure every individual is linked to a family physician who can track their adherence to recommended screening tests.”Abdel-Rahman looked at self-reported data for 99,820 people eligible for colorectal cancer screening, 59,724 people eligible for breast cancer screening, and 46,767 in the cervical cancer screening cohort, based on Canadian guidelines from 2007 through 2016. “Colorectal cancer screening had the lowest compliance with over a third reporting not being screened. Complimentary access to “Patterns and Trend of Cancer Screening in Canada; Results from a Contemporary National Survey” is available until April 10, 2021.

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