Saturdays added for breast screening at SMH, physician
referrals not needed
Posted July 5,
A pilot project will offer Ontario Breast Screening Program clinics on
two Saturdays at Stevenson Memorial Hospital this summer. Clinics will
operate Saturday, July 20th and Saturday, August 17th 2013 from 7:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
"We are excited to offer women in this community the opportunity to
attend breast screening clinics on Saturdays this summer, in order to
determine the need for a program expansion," explained President and
CEO Annette Jones. "We are hoping that adding this flexibility will
encourage more women who are eligible to take advantage of the free
breast screening program."
The Ontario Breast Screening Program is a free breast cancer screening
program operated through Cancer Care Ontario and funded by the Ontario
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide:
A high quality mammogram (low dose x-ray of the breast) to
find cancer early - often before you can feel a lump.
An invitation to return for screening when recommended.
A letter sent to both you and your family doctor about your
Women eligible to participate in the OBSP are Ontario residents, 50
years of age or older, who have no acute breast symptoms or problems,
no current breast implants, have no personal history of breast cancer
and have not had a mammogram within the past 11 months.
"We are fortunate to have a state of the art Digital Mammography suite
at Stevenson, which was opened in 2012 and is considered the highest
quality and best technology available for screening," Ms. Jones said,
adding that over 2,500 exams were completed from April 1, 2012 to March
To book an appointment, please call 705-434-5133. Appointments do not
require physician referrals.