Is it time for your mammogram?

Screen Test is coming to Cold Lake on Jan 7 – 14, 2020.

Here are some common myths and facts about breast cancer screening:

Myth #1: Breast cancer isn’t very common.
In fact, 1 in 8 Alberta women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

Myth #2: Women with small breasts can’t get breast cancer.
Women with breasts of all shapes and sizes are at risk of developing breast cancer. Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate according to size.

Myth #3: Regular mammograms can’t find small tumours any sooner than women could find themselves.
Screening mammograms find many small tumours approximately 2-3 years before they can be felt. That’s why screening is so important — it can find cancer before it has a chance to become more serious.

Alberta Health Services – Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its mobile mammography clinics.

Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book a mammogram.

Who should get a screening mammogram?

Women 50 – 74 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 need a referral for their first appointment. There is no cost for this service. For more information visit: www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest.