The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Vulcan July 15 to 18, 2022. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit. Thank you for supporting Screen Test over the past 30 years. It has been our pleasure bringing screening mammography to you. Together we are saving lives, one community at a time.
Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended for three months in 2020. We have resumed service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.
We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:
– Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience. To order other resources please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
o Have questions? Get some answers with our FAQs
o Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
– Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – did you know that mammogram saves lives? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Vulcan July 15 to 18. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) today to book an appointment!”
Here’s some info about the clinic:
What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic
How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)
- 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.