January 21, 2021 - January 25, 2021
AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic
Thursday, January 21, 2021
The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Banff January 21-25, 2021. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.
What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic
How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)
Who should be screened?
- Women 50 to 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
- Women 40 to 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 in Alberta, which are available online here.
- 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 mammography options with their health care provider.
Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests 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.