If breast cancer is detected early, the patient survival rate is 95 per cent.
That’s the message that those who wage war against the deadly disease in Manitoba wanted to get out to the public Tuesday as they unveiled the latest equipment in their fight — a pair of oversized vans.
The two vans will carry staff and X-ray equipment and supplies to more than 80 rural and northern communities, making it easier for women to receive mammograms. They will replace two older units that were wearing out.
Dhali Dhaliwal, president and chief executive officer of CancerCare Manitoba, said the mobile units are important for easing access to life-saving cancer screening.
"As of now, still something like 35 per cent of eligible women do not have regular mammograms," he said at a ceremony in front of the Legislative Building Tuesday where one of the specially equipped vans was on display. Read On: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Two-vans-take-breast-cancer-fight-to-rural-Manitoba-117617323.html