Preventative Health - Breast Cancer Screening

Currently, the cause of breast cancer is unknown. What is known, however early detection saves lives. Regular breast screening can find cancer when it is small. That means:

• There is a better chance of successful treatment
• It is less likely to spread
• There may be more treatment options

All female adult patients should visit a physician at least every 24 months for a breast exam.

Female patients over the age of 50 should seek a mammogram every 24 months. You no
longer require a referral from the family doctor. Be sure to ask for a copy of the report to
be sent to your family doctor so that your health record remains complete, and you avoid
getting several calls from your doctor's office to complete this important screening.

You should contact the Ontario Breast Screening Program for an appointment:


Call the Ontario Breast Screening Information Line

Ontario Breast Screening Program - Ottawa Regional Centre
1419 Carling Avenue, Suite 214 (2nd Floor)
Hampton Park Plaza
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7L6
Tel: 613-728-0777
Toll Free: 1-800-465-6226
Service in French | Wheelchair accessible

The Ottawa Hospital – Riverside Campus
1967 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 7W9
Tel: 613-738-8266
Service in French | Wheelchair accessible

Montfort Hospital
713, chemin Montréal Road
Ottawa, ON K1K 0T2
Tel: 613-748-4931
Service in French | Wheelchair accessible

Merivale Medical Imaging
1370 Clyde Avenue
Nepean, ON K2G 3H8
Tel: 613-727-1072
Service in French | Wheelchair accessible

Hawkesbury and District General Hospital
1111 Ghislain Street
Hawkesbury, ON K6A 3G5
Tel: 613-632-1111 ext. 359
Service in French | Wheelchair accessible

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