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Mobile mammography service to visit Brooks next week

Posted on 7 February 2023 by Ryan Dahlman


Women ages 45-74 — the group most at risk of developing breast cancer — will have local access to mammography services when the Alberta Health Services Screen Test program arrives soon in Brooks. 

A mobile mammography trailer will be stationed at the following location:  

• Brooks Health Centre, 440 3 St. E., Feb. 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, March 1, 2 and 3, 2023 

• Appointments are required. Residents can book an appointment or learn more about the program by calling 1-800-667-0604.  

• Screen Test is improving access to cancer screening for thousands of women in Alberta communities where mammography is not readily available. 

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast and has proven to be the most effective way to detect breast cancer. Early detection allows for a greater number of options for treatment and a better chance of survival.  

Visit https://screeningforlife.ca/breast/screen-test-mobile-clinics/ for more information and a complete listing of Screen Test mobile sites. 

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Our mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. Our current focus is on reducing emergency department wait-times, improving EMS response times, increasing access to surgeries, and improving patient flow. 

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