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North Bay Regional Health Centre
Ontario Breast Screening Program

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Breast screening for early detection of breast cancer in women

  • Provides clinical breast exam performed by a specially trained nurse
  • Conducts mammograms (x-ray of the breast)
  • Teaches how to perform self-examinations

Note: Screening can include a physical breast examination by a specially trained nurse and two-view mammography where screening results are sent to both the patient and her doctor

Note: Individuals who receive normal results are automatically recalled for their next screening appointment. Individuals with abnormal results are referred back to their doctor for further investigation, or are referred directly for additional tests
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 7 am-3 pmLast Mon of the month: evening appointments available
Eligibility
  • Women aged 50 to 74 who are at average risk for breast cancer with mammography every two years
  • Women aged 30 to 69 years of age who are identified as being at high risk for breast cancer with annual mammography and breast magnetic resonance imaging screening
  • Women who are at average risk and have never had breast cancer, and do not have breast implants
  • Women who have not had a mammogram within the past year
Application Process
  • Call for appointment
  • No referral required for women between 50 and 74 years of age
  • Medical referrals also accepted for women between 30 and 69 years
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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