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 Breast Health Centre marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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.
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.