Prairie Post (West Edition)

Mobile mammograph­y service to visit Standoff



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.

A mobile mammograph­y trailer will be stationed at the Blood Tribe Dept. of Health (BTDH) in Standoff Nov. 19. Appointmen­ts are required. Residents can book an appointmen­t or learn more about the program by calling 1-800667-0604. Need a ride? Call to book your mammogram appointmen­t, then call the BTDH Medical Transporta­tion Dept. at 403-737-2604. Call today as transport appointmen­ts fill up quickly.

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

Due to COVID-19, Screen Test is taking a number of precaution­s to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when you call to book your appointmen­t.

Visit https://screeningf­ screen-test-mobile-clinics/ for more informatio­n and a complete listing of Screen Test mobile sites.

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.

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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