|Sometimes getting to a screening clinic isn't easy or it's simply too far away. That's why Screen Test has two mobile breast cancer screening trailers that travel to about 120 communities throughout rural Alberta.|
And they're in Didsbury from today, January 13th till January 20th. The Mobile Unit will be at the Didsbury District Health Services Building, 1210 20 Avenue. Drive around to the back of the hospital - lots of parking. You'll see the big van.
Just because no one in your family has had breast cancer doesn't mean you're not at risk. In fact, 80% of women who develop breast cancer have no family history at all.
Having routine mammograms is the best way to find breast cancer early, before symptoms develop and when treatment may work better.
Screen Testing provides high quality screening mammography and breast health education, and has consistently exceeded international standards for the early detection of breast cancer.
A mammogram is an x-ray of the breasts that can find abnormal changes that may be too small for you or your healthcare provider to feel. They're the most accurate way we have of detecting breast cancer early, when treatment has the best chance of working.
Call 1-800-667-0604 to book an appointment. There are still time slots available on all dates listed above. Various social distancing and health assessments will be requested when you phone in.
You can also do a Risk Assessment found on the Screening for Life website. Keep in mind that having a risk factor doesn't mean you will necessarily develop cancer. But knowing the whole picture will help you and your healthcare provider determine the best screening plan for you.