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Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

Ontario Breast Screening Program

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Description
Breast screening for early detection of breast cancer in women
  • Provides clinical breast exam preformed 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
  • 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
Comments
Hospital can be reached by mail via 2 postal addresses: Box 34 and Box 664
Hours of Operation
Mon
0900 - 1630
Tue
0900 - 1630
Wed
0900 - 1630
Thu
0900 - 1630
Fri
0900 - 1630

Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Eligibility
  • Residents of the Weeneebayko region
  • Women 50 years and older
  • Women between 30 and 69 years identified as having a high-risk
  • Must have no previous history of breast cancer, no breast implants, and have not received a mammogram within the last year
Application Process
  • Requires booked appointments
  • No referral required for women over 50 years of age
  • Medical referral required for women under 50 years of age
Fees
None
Documents Required
Valid Ontario health card
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(20) Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
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Copyright
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Last Verified On
February 10, 2021