Breast Cancer Stories

Breast cancer remains the most common type of cancer among women. In Manitoba, it is estimated that as many as 810 women will be diagnosed with the disease this year. The stories below are designed to raise awareness about the disease and provide information about breast health services available for women within the Winnipeg Health Region.

Pink: It's more than just a colour Pink: It's more than just a colour
Breast Health Centre marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Life's work Life's work
Dr. Leigh Murphy has spent 30 years studying the effects of estrogen on the development of breast cancer. Now, she is poised to publish research that will help open the door to better treatment options for women fighting this disease.

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Do you need a mammogram? Do you need a mammogram?
Simple test can detect breast cancer before symptoms appear.

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Be PINK empowers youth with information about breast health Be PINK empowers youth with information about breast health
Evidence-based video and resources encourage health and breast awareness.

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Are we making progress? Are we making progress?
A look at the current state of breast cancer in Manitoba.

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Surviving breast cancer Surviving breast cancer
Team of supports played key role in coping, health and wellness.

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In the pink In the pink
Two years ago, Barbara Ruhlen was diagnosed with breast cancer, the most common form of cancer among Canadian women and the second leading cause of death after lung cancer. Today, she is feeling better than ever, and her disease is in remission.

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Breast Health Centre home to only machine of its kind in province Breast Health Centre home to only machine of its kind in province
The Breast Health Centre has just taken delivery of a key tool in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

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