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Mammograms can be used to detect breast cancer. Mammography screening is recommended for asymptomatic (symptom-free) women at least 40 years of age with:
- No new breast symptoms
- No breast implants
- No personal history of breast cancer
- Minimum one year since previous mammogram
Women or men who are symptomatic (have new breast problems) should be checked by their family physician and possibly have a diagnostic mammogram arranged for them by the physician's office.
Provides 11 fixed locations across the province for breast screening as well as a mobile route that includes 30 stops to service remote areas and hard to reach populations. All mammography is performed using Full Field Digital Technology.
Women ages 40 years or older with no new breast symptoms, no breast implants, and not previously diagnosed with breast cancer
All breast imaging is booked through Central Booking at the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program. Women can book their appointment directly by calling the toll free number. If you would like to be screened on the Mobile Van, please view the schedule posted on the website to find out when the van will be in your area.
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