Women ages 50-74 — the group most at risk of developing breast cancer — will have local access to mammography services when the Alberta Health Services Screen Test program arrives in the community next month.
A mobile mammography trailer will be stationed at the Cold Lake First Nation Health Centre on Oct. 1 and 2. Residents can book an appointment or learn more about the program by calling 1-800-667-0604. Women can also call 780-594-2473 to book an appointment.
Screen Test is improving access to cancer screening for hundreds of women in northern Alberta communities where mammography is not readily available.
A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast and has proven to be the most effective way to detect breast cancer. Early detection allows for a greater number of options for treatment and a better chance of survival.
Visit www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest for a complete listing of Screen Test mobile sites.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.