Bringing good breast health to you -AHS Mobile Screen Test
Posted on Wednesday May 17, 2017 at 11:08AM
Please note that the AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to the Hardisty Health Centre on May 25 & 26.
Screen Test provides breast cancer screening to women in rural areas with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography clinic.
What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic
Where: Hardisty Health Centre
When: May 25 & 26
How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)
Who is eligible for a mammogram?
Women 50 to 74 should plan to be screened every two years, and can self-refer. Women 40-49 should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider, and require a referral for their first mammogram. Screen Test referral forms are available online at http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/frm-20078.pdf.
Why are mammograms important?
One out of every eight women in Alberta will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Screening mammograms can help find breast cancer early, when treatment options are better. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer.
What is Screen Test?
Alberta Health Services – Screen Test offers screening mammograms at two fixed locations – one in Edmonton and one in Calgary. But sometimes getting to a screening clinic isn’t easy or it’s simply too far away. That’s why Screen Test also has two mobile breast cancer screening trailers that travel to over 115 communities throughout rural Alberta. These mobile Screen Test clinics provide high-quality breast cancer screening and breast health education to women who live in rural areas. For more information about the Screen Test program, or to check out the mobile clinic schedule, visit our website.
When: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Friday, May 26, 2017
Location: Hardisty Medical Clinic
Hardisty, Alberta Canada T0B1V0
Facilities: Restrooms Available
Wheelchair Access: All Public Areas
Languages Spoken: English
Contact Information: Event Organizer: Alberta Health Services
Phone Number: 1-800-667-0604
Author: Town of Hardisty