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.
Ontario’s provincial Day of the Mammogram is Oct. 21. But you don’t have to wait until then. Book today.
Call 1-800-668-9304 to book your mammogram today.
About Breast Cancer Screening
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian women with one in nine expected to be diagnosed with it in their lifetime. Early detection of breast cancer through mammogram screenings means there’s a better chance of treating it successfully. That is why we are inviting eligible women aged 50 to 54 to start screening sooner rather than later.
A mammogram is a special X-ray machine that takes a picture of your breast and can find changes in the breast even when they are too small for you or your healthcare provider to feel or see. Mammograms are not perfect tests. It is recommended that women talk to their healthcare provider for more information about the benefits and limitations of screening with mammography.
Finding cancer early means there’s a better chance of treating it successfully.
About Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian women. In 2015, an estimated 9,800 Ontario women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 1,900 women will die of the disease.
Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP)
As of May 2015, the OBSP has provided more than 6.3 million mammograms to over 1.6 million women over age 50, and has detected more than 33,000 breast cancers, the majority in early stages.
To learn more about the OBSP, visit the About the Ontario Breast Screening Program page.
To learn more about sites offering walk-ins on October 21, the provincial Day of the Mammogram event, visit the Day of the Mammogram Sites page.
Watch: Women share their personal stories of their first mammograms. Available in Arabic, Hinidi, Bengali and Mandarin. Visit the Screening Resources for Newcomers and Immigrants page.
To find the nearest OBSP location to you, see the 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.