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Dr. B. Thomas
School of Nursing
Dr. Anne Forrest
Women's Studies
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Visual Arts

  • In 2000, the most frequently diagnosed cancer for women will continue to be breast (National Cancer Institute of Canada: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2000, Toronto, Canada, 2000).
  • In Canada, it is estimated that there will be 19,200 new cases of breast cancer in the year 2000, while 7,500 of those will be in Ontario (National Cancer Institute of Canada: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2000, Toronto, Canada, 2000).
  • The average Ontario woman has a 1 in 9 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime (www.cancercare.on.ca/obsp/english.htm).
  • In Canada, the lifetime probability of developing breast cancer is 10.6% in the year 2000 (National Cancer Institute of Canada, Canadian Cancer Statistics 2000, Toronto, 2000).
  • Of the 19,200 new cases of breast cancer in the year 2000, 17% of these women will be 40-49 years of age, while 24% of them lie in the 50-59 age group (National Cancer Institute of Canada: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2000, Toronto, Canada, 2000).
  • Because the Ontario population is aging, the number of women who will die from breast cancer will increase (www.cancercare.on.ca/obsp/english.htm).
  • It is estimated in Ontario that 2,100 women will die from cancer in the year 2000 (National Cancer Institute of Canada: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2000, Toronto, Canada, 2000).
  • Seventy percent of new breast cancer cases are diagnosed in women who have NO known risk factors (www.promina.org/breast/breast03.asp).
  • Small breast cancers have the highest chance of being cured (www.cancercare.on.ca/obsp/english.htm).

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