Prairie Post (West Edition)

Mobile mammograph­y service to visit Fort Macleod, Brocket and Cardston in October

- ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES

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 soon in three South Zone communitie­s.

A mobile mammograph­y trailer will be stationed at the following locations:

• Fort Macleod Health Centre, 744 26 St. S. (Hospital), Oct. 20, 21 and 22, 2022 Brocket, Aakom-Kiyii Health Services, 1860 15 Ave,. east side, near the old health centre, Oct. 24 and 25, 2022

• Cardston Health Centre, 144 2 St. W. (Hospital), Oct. 26, 27, and 28, 2022.

• Appointmen­ts are required. 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 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 https://screeningf­orlife.ca/breast/ screen-test-mobile-clinics/ for more informatio­n and 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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