Cancer Screening & Prevention
Breast Cancer Screening

Overview of Breast Cancer Screening

What is cancer screening?

What is breast cancer screening?

Breast screening is the regular examination of a woman’s breasts to find breast cancer early. A breast X-ray (mammogram) is the best screening tool.  A mammogram is a low dose X-ray of the breasts. This X-ray can find changes even when they are too small to feel or see.

A mammogram can display the simple, low dose x-ray image on film or, with digital mammography; the picture is displayed on a computer screen. Digital mammography is more effective for women under the age of 50 or for women of any age with dense breasts.

Who needs breast cancer screening

Why should I have my breasts screened?

How will it feel?


What is the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP)?

Screening  Mammograms What Every Woman Should Know
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Who can go to the OBSP?

Ontario women age 50 and older who:

What happens at the OBSP?

What are the benefits of the OBSP

Where Can I Get a Mammogram in Durham Region?

What can you do to decrease your risk?

Reduce your risk by being screened and: