Women ages 50 to 69 are invited every second year to a screening examination for breast cancer. 

The screening exam for breast cancer is mammography. This exam does not lessen the risk of cancer, but screening on a regular basis can help identify women with cancer in the initial stages that they might not discover by themselves. The earlier breast cancer is identified, the milder the treatment that is needed, which means better chances for recovery. 

During mammography, the breast is squeezed between two flat plastic platforms and two X-ray images are taken of each breast. 

You will receive the results of the mammography by letter at the latest two weeks after the examination.

If you have any questions or want to reschedule your appointment for mammography or to unregister from the program, please call the Department of Public Health Programs, tel: 7842 0170. We are open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 11 noon.

Revised: 15 March 2021