Alberta Health Services will be rolling their mobile mammography trailer through the communities of High Level, Fort Vermilion, La Crete and John D’Or Prairie staring in mid August. This time the trailer will offer more than just mammograms as cervical and colorectal cancer screenings are available as well. A female Nurse Practitioner will conduct the cancer screenings.
August 17 to 19 , 2021
Northwest Health Centre (11202 100 Ave.)
John D’Or Prairie
August 24 to 25, 2021
John D’Or Prairie Health Centre
August 26 to 27, 2021
Fort Vermilion Health Centre (4804 50 St.)
August 31 to September 1, 2021
La Crete Continuing Care Centre (10603 100 Ave.)
Appointments can be made for mammography services, cervical and colorectal cancer screening by calling Screen Test at 1-800-667-0604.
Due to COVID-19, Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of clients and staff. Details will be shared when an appointment is booked. Screen Test is improving access to cancer screening for hundreds of women in northern Alberta communities where mammography is not readily available. With the addition of cervical and colorectal screening, AHS is making cancer screening more convenient with just one stop.
A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast and has proven to be the most effective way to detect breast cancer. Early detection allows for a greater number of options for treatment and a better chance of survival. Women aged 50 to 74 are the most at risk to develop breast cancer and women aged 25 to 69 should have regular cervical cancer screenings using Pap tests.
Everyone ages 50 to 74 should be screened for colorectal cancer. Those who are not considered high risk can have a regular colorectal screening using the FIT home stool test. Receiving a regular cancer screening can prevent and detect cancer at its early stages when treatment is more effective.
Visit https://screeningforlife.ca/breast/screen-test-mobile-clinics/ for more information and a complete listing of Screen Test mobile sites.
-Calvin Hector, Trending 55 Newsroom