Is a mammogram right for me?

In Canada, there are breast screening programs in each province and most territories. For women at average risk for developing breast cancer, mammogram screening is most effective every two years, between the ages of 50 and 74. (1) (2)

When deciding about breast cancer screening there are several factors to consider. Here's the information you need to make an informed choice. 

This process will take less than 5 to 10 minutes to complete, and at the end you will receive a personalized printable Screening Guide.

If you are ready to book a mammogram, call 1-844-GOHAVE1 (1-844-464-2831) and Go Have One

 



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This website provides information for Canadian women and is not intended for women who have had breast or any other cancer or for those who are already participating in a high risk breast screening program. Information provided on the My Breasts, My Test website is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended as, and therefore should not be interpreted as, medical advice, professional diagnosis, or medical opinion and should not be relied on in any such regard.


References:
(1)

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Recommendations on screening for breast cancer in average-risk women aged 40–74 years. CMAJ Can Med Assoc J. 2011 Nov 22;183(17):1991–2001. 

(2)

Lauby-Secretan B, Scoccianti C, Loomis D, Benbrahim-Tallaa L, Bouvard V, Bianchini F, et al. Breast-Cancer Screening — Viewpoint of the IARC Working Group. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jun 3;372(24):2353–8.