AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic
The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to the Whitecourt Health Care Centre on Feb 18 - 26, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography clinic.
What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic
Where: Whitecourt Health Care Centre
When: Feb 18 - 29, 2020
How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)
Who is eligible for a mammogram?
- Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, which is why they should plan to get a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
- Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram.
- Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
- Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and screening options with their health care provider.
Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine checks used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.