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Sask. will send women who need urgent breast cancer tests to Calgary [Video]

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Breast Cancer

To address wait times, the provincial government announced they will be sending women who need urgent breast cancer tests to Calgary.

The patients at high risk are receiving diagnostic care in Saskatchewan, according to the province.

However, eligible patients on an urgent wait last will be able to receive procedures at a private medical facility in Calgary.

“Women in this province have raised concerns about the wait times for breast cancer diagnostics,” breast cancer survivor and advocate Jodi Krechowiecki said in a government news release. “We will continue to push for improved patient access within Saskatchewan and I am relieved to see that the government is listening to women in this province.”

The temporary measure, which is meant to reduce wait times for breast mammography and biopsies, will be in place until the services are “stabilized” in Saskatchewan, the release said.

The Regina Breast Assessment Centre will be coordinating the …

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