Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 Canadian women.
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Breast cancer is the most common diagnosis of female cancer, affecting 1 in 8 Canadian women. More than 80% of breast cancers are found in women over the age of 50, and most women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.
Some preventable risk factors include diet, alcohol, and exposure to certain chemicals in the environment. Unfortunately, age is the most signiﬁcant factor, with the incidence of breast cancer rising steeply between the ages of 30 and 65.
The Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) recommends annual breast screenings for women ages 30-69 who are confirmed by their doctor or nurse practitioner to be at high risk of breast cancer. These OHIP-covered screenings are also recommended every two years for women ages 50-74 who are at average risk for breast cancer.
If you’re between the age of 50-74: Click here to book your 20 minute, OHIP-covered breast screening. No doctor referral required.
Please note: Starting fall 2024, the Ontario government will lower the eligible age for self-referred breast screenings from 50 to 40. This means women ages 40-49, in addition to women ages 50-74, will be able to book their OHIP-covered breast screening without a doctor’s referral.
Source: Canadian Cancer Society
In addition to breast screenings, our facilities offer a wide range of consultation and diagnostic services focused on women’s health in a comfortable setting: