AHS mammography screen: Bringing good breast health to you
AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic returns to Morley
December 6 & 7, 2021
Stoney Health Centre
Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.
Appointments are required. Call 1-800-667-0604 to book.
Read on for who should be screened and why mammograms are important. Go to screeningforlife.ca for more details.
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 is 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.