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Awareness Messages: Cancer and Women

awareness messages: However, more than one-third of Quebec women aged 50 to 69 do not participate in the Quebec Breast Cancer Screening Program PQDCS whose letters are used as prescriptions to make free appointments for mammograms, without going through a doctor, according to CTV. In Montreal, the ratio is one in two women, which prompted the Canadian Cancer Society to focus on the language barrier, lack of literacy and other barriers in its awareness messages. People in their 50s and 60s are encouraged to have a mammogram every two years to quickly detect breast cancer, which is the most common and the second deadliest form of cancer among women. The organization is now adapting its efforts to better reach women from ethnocultural communities and low socio-economic status, among others. We want to try to get in touch with these communities in the future, said V ronique Gallant, Program Manager for the d partement de la pr vention et de la promotion de la sant . To this end, the Canadian Cancer Society will focus on lightened information materials, word-of-mouth and the creation of new partnerships to spread its message, says Gallant. These women will receive the letter from the screening program, but there is still a barrier to understanding the information. ( As reported in the news.