Some things you can’t spot yourself.
Breast cancer occurs most often in women 50 to 74 years of age. That is why it’s so important for women in this age group to make time for a mammogram.
Call 1-800-668-9304 to book your mammogram today.
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Breast cancer screening resources
About Breast Cancer Screening
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Ontario women, with one in eight expected to be diagnosed in their lifetime. Finding cancer early means there’s a better chance of treating it successfully.
That is why we’re inviting eligible women to start screening with mammograms sooner rather than later.
A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast that is used for screening. It is recommended that women talk to their healthcare provider for more information about the benefits and limitations of screening with mammography.
About Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Ontario women. In 2015, an estimated 9,800 Ontario women were diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 1,900 women died of the disease.
Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP)
As of July 2016, the OBSP has provided more than 6.8 million mammograms to over 1.7 million women ageds 50 to 74 and has detected more than 35,000 breast cancers; the majority in early stages. To learn more about the OBSP, visit the About the Ontario Breast Screening Program page.
The following groups of women are eligible for a mammogram through the OBSP:
- Women aged 50 to 74 years who are at average risk for breast cancer.
Women are considered eligible for the average risk program if they show no signs of acute breast cancer symptoms, have no personal history of breast cancer, have no breast implants and have not had a mammogram within the last 11 months. It is recommended that eligible women in this age group are screened every two years.
- Women aged 30 to 69 years who are identified as being at high risk for breast cancer.
Starting at age 30, women who may be at high risk for breast cancer can be referred by their healthcare provider to Ontario’s High Risk Breast Screening Program based on their family or medical history.
To find the closest OBSP location to you, see the List of Breast Screening Locations page. You can also view a map outlining OBSP locations close to where you live or work on the OBSP Screening Appointments and Locations page.
WATCH: Women share their personal stories of their first mammograms. Available in Arabic, Hindi, Bengali and Mandarin. Visit the Screening Resources for Newcomers and Immigrants page.