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Mobile mammography to visit Macleod, Brocket

Screen Test is coming to Brocket and Fort Macleod.
Alberta Health Services’ Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its mobile clinics.
Screen Test will be at Brocket on April 30 and May 1-2 and Fort Macleod on May 3-5.
To book an appointment phone 1-800-667-0604.
A screening mammogram is a special X-ray of your breast.
Women aged 50 to 74 are the group most at risk of developing breast cancer.
Once you’re over 50, it is the best way to find breast cancer early.
Screening mammograms can help find breast cancer when it is very small, two to three years before you or your doctor can feel it.
The earlier breast cancer is found the better treatment can be. In fact most women (about 90 per cent) are now surviving breast cancer five years after diagnosis.
Women 50 and over should plan to have a mammogram every two years and may self-refer.
Women 40-49 should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their doctor, and require a referral for their first appointment.
There is no cost for this service. For more information visit www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest.

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