Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program

Provided by: Nova Scotia Health

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Service Description

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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.

Eligibility

Women ages 40 years or older with no new breast symptoms, no breast implants, and not previously diagnosed with breast cancer

Application Process

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.

Documents Required

Nova Scotia health card

Fees

No fees

Languages Offered

English • Some information on website in French

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia

Contact Details

Service Hours

Monday
8am–5pm
Tuesday
8am–5pm
Wednesday
8am–5pm
Thursday
8am–5pm
Friday
8am–5pm

Hours of Operation

Central booking hours

Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program – Antigonish

Address:
St Martha's Regional Hospital
25 Bay Street
Antigonish NS  B2G 2G5
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Mailing Address:
7001 Mumford Road, Suite 603L
Halifax NS  B3L 2H8

Site Info

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Site Hours

Notes
Screening during week days, hours vary

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Coverage Area

Antigonish County