Mo­bile mam­mog­ra­phy to visit in Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Redcliff/medicine Hat - COUR­TESY AHS

Women ages 50 to 74 — the group most at risk of de­vel­op­ing breast cancer — will have lo­cal ac­cess to mam­mog­ra­phy ser­vices when Al­berta Health Ser­vices’ Screen Test pro­gram ar­rives in the com­mu­nity this month.

A mo­bile mam­mog­ra­phy trailer is sta­tioned at the Red­cliff Li­brary, 131 Main Street South, now through Novem­ber 19. Res­i­dents can book an ap­point­ment or learn more about the pro­gram by call­ing 1-800-667-0604.

Screen Test is im­prov­ing ac­cess to cancer screen­ing for hun­dreds of women in ru­ral 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.

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