Every day MIREMS consultants are reading, watching and listening to Canada's multilingual and multicultural media. We bring you the day's must-read story.
Immigrant women less likely to get breast cancer screening: BC study - Mandarin
Fairchild Radio FM 96.1 reported on a recent study from BC Cancer.
"BC Cancer says immigrant women in B.C. get screened for breast cancer at much lower rates than the general population. For instance, only 45.7 percent of women who immigrate to B.C. from China, Hong Kong and Macau get screened. It's possible that new immigrant women don't know the provincial government offers free mammograms."
Health findings that affect Canadians who are part of minority or immigrant communities are less likely to get reported in mainstream media—but can have a big impact when reported by Canada's multilingual and multicultural media.