Why is screening for breast cancer important?
A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray of the breast. With regular screening mammograms, changes in the breast can be detected even when they are too small for you or your doctor to feel or see. Approximately 75 per cent of breast cancers diagnosed through the SPBC are early stage.
Who should participate in the Screening Program for Breast Cancer (SPBC)?
The SPBC is for all Saskatchewan women who:
- are 50 years of age or older
- do not have symptoms of breast cancer such as lumps, bloody nipple discharge or skin changes
- do not have breast implants
- are not on active follow-up for breast cancer
- have been cancer free for five years
All women who are 50 years of age and over should have a mammogram every two years. Women who have a family history of breast cancer should have a mammogram every year.
Where can I go to have a mammogram?
Click here for a list of SPBC screening centre locations.
How will I receive the results of my mammogram?
Click here for information about mammogram results.
I have moved/I am planning to move. How do I make sure my letters come to my new address?
Please update your address by calling 1-800-667-7551, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.ehealthsask.ca.
Can I choose not to participate in the Screening Program for Breast Cancer?
Yes, you can choose not to participate in the program. Please discuss your options with your doctor before making a final decision. You can also contact us if you have additional questions.
How do I contact the Screening Program for Breast Cancer?
Email: Contact Us
Mail: #100-4545 Parliament Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan S4W 0G3