Breast Cancer Screening Clinic

Is it time for your mammogram?

Screen Test is coming to Fox Creek on October 15 & 16, 2018 at the Fox Creek Health Centre.
Alberta Health Services – Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its mobile mammography clinics. Download the flyer here.

Why should I get a screening mammogram?
A screening mammogram is a special X-ray of your breast. Once you’re over 50, it is the best way to find breast cancer early. Screening mammograms can help find breast cancer when it is very small, 2-3 years before you or your doctor can feel it. The
earlier breast cancer is found the better treatment can be. In fact most women (about 90%) are now surviving breast cancer 5 years after diagnosis.

Who should get a screening mammogram?
Women 50 and over should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years and may self-refer.
Women 40-49 should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their doctor, and require a referral
for their first appointment. There is no cost for this service. For more information visit:
www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest.

2018-09-17T09:22:30+00:00September 17, 2018|News and Announcements, Quick news|

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