As part of the Ministry of Health Preventive Care Initiative, if you have not received the following screenings within the past two years (or year in the case of a flu shot), please consider this as your first reminder to contact us.
• Mammography Screening – no office appointment needed
• Pap Test- appointment required
• Colorectal Screening- drop in to obtain kit.
• Childhood Immunization- performed with baby visits
• Influenza Shot (available end of October/early November)
Mammogram – High risk group (women between the ages of 50 and 70 inclusive)
In Canada, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women affecting 1 in 9 Canadians. As women get older, the chance of getting breast cancer rises. Mammograms can help to find small breast cancers before there are signs and symptoms. If breast cancer is found at an early stage there is a high rate of successful treatment. As well, for many women, finding cancer early may allow for more treatment options, such as breast conserving surgery or less aggressive treatment.
A mammogram is a low dose X-ray that produces an image of the inner breast tissue on film. This technique, called mammography, is used to visualize normal and abnormal structures within the breasts.