DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

Mammogram & OBSP

A mammogram is a low dose X-ray that plays an essential role in the early detection and screening of breast cancer.

A mammogram is a low dose X-ray screening that plays an essential role in the early detection of breast cancer. These screenings detect breast cancers when they are small, less likely to have metastasized to the lymph nodes, and more likely to be successfully treated with surgery and without chemotherapy.

The Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) is a province-wide program that provides high-quality, OHIP-covered breast screening mammography services at more than 200 health facilities accredited by the Canadian Association of Radiologists, including MyHealth Centre.

The OBSP recommends annual breast screenings for women ages 30-69 who are confirmed by their doctor or nurse practitioner to be at high risk for getting breast cancer. Breast screenings are also recommended every two years for women ages 50-74 who are at average risk for breast cancer and have:

  • No acute breast symptoms
  • No personal history of breast cancer
  • No current breast implants
  • Not had a mammogram within the last 11 months

EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES – GET THE FACTS. GET SCREENED.

  • Our high-quality, OHIP-covered breast screenings take less than 30 minutes!
  • No doctor referral required for women ages 50-74.
  • Bring your friends and relatives – No appointment necessary!

Source: Cancer Care Ontario