AHS says breast cancer screening is ‘important’ amidst pandemic

A mobile mammography trailer will be stationed at the Brooks Health Centre from February 24-28. Alberta Health Services says women aged 50 to 74 are at the highest risk for breast cancer. The screening test program is to ensure more of these women are screened for breast cancer and detecting signs early.

AHS stresses the importance of these tests, even during a pandemic.

“It’s important because it detects breast cancer at early stages where it has the chance to grow and spread ‚Äî where the treatment options are much better,” says AHS manager of screenings, Joan Hauber “even in these days of pandemic we try to encourage women to continue their regular screening”.

You can book an appointment or learn more about the program by calling 1-800-667-0604.

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