October 19th, 2020

Mobile mammography to stop in Pass, Milk River


By Jensen, Randy on July 25, 2020.

LETHBRIDGE HERALD

Alberta Health Services has announced it will have visits by mobile mammography service in August to the Crowsnest Pass and Milk River.

Women ages 50 to 74 – the group most at risk of developing breast cancer – will have local access to mammography services when AHS’s Screen Test program arrives in the Pass and Milk River.

At Milk River, a mobile mammography trailer will be stationed on the north side of Prairie Rose Lodge, 117 3 Ave. N.W., Aug. 10-11.

A mobile mammography trailer will be stationed at Crowsnest Sports Complex, 8702 22 Ave. in Coleman Aug. 12-15, 17-22 and Aug. 24.

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

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the number of available appointments per hour has been reduced, AHS said in a news release. This is to ensure a minimum number of individuals in the trailer at one time and allow full cleaning between clients. A health assessment will be undertaken with each client at time of booking (if appointment is within 10 days of booking) and when arriving for the appointment.

More information will be provided upon booking of appointment.

Screen Test is improving access to cancer screening for hundreds of women in rural 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 screeningforlife.ca for a complete listing of Screen Test mobile sites.

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