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Breast Cancer Screening in Manitoba

BreastCheck is a program that checks Manitoba women ages 50 and over for early signs of breast cancer. Regular screening mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early. When found early, there may be more treatment options and better chance of a cure.

In 2016, BreastCheck transitioned from analog mammography to digital mammography. Click here to find out what these changes mean for you.

Did you know?

  • BreastCheck offers screening mammograms for women with no symptoms of breast cancer.

  • About 900 women in Manitoba are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and about 200 will die from the disease.

  • 8 out of 10 breast cancers occur in women age 50 or older.

  • Regular mammograms can find breast cancer 2 to 3 years before it can be felt by you or your doctor.

  • Only 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of breast cancer.

  • To make a screening mammogram appointment, call BreastCheck at 1-855-95-CHECK.

Most women age 50 to 74 years of age should have a screening mammogram every 2 years. Trans men and women may need regular mammograms.

 

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