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Ontario Breast Screening Program

The Ontario Breast Screening Program [OBSP]’s mission is to reduce deaths from breast cancer by delivering high-quality breast screening for women. At the OBSP, you can have a mammogram, a clinical breast examination and instruction on breast self-examination if you are interested.

Who can come to the Ontario Breast Screening Program?

  • Ontario women
  • 50 years of age or over
  • No personal history of breast cancer
  • No mammogram within the past year
  • No history of breast implants or removal of implants
  • No acute breast symptoms

What are the benefits of the Ontario Breast Screening Program?

  • Self-referral – women can call to make their own appointments
  • Automatic recall – women will be reminded and invited back for their next appointment
  • Results sent to each woman and her physician
  • Follow-up of abnormalities – all women needing more tests are closely monitored
  • Community outreach programs
  • Quality control
  • Ongoing monitoring and evaluation to ensure maximum benefits
  • Reduction in the death rate from breast cancer

What are other Ontario Breast Screening Program benefits for you?

  • Result letter sent to each woman and her physician
  • Reminder to return for screening
  • No cost to women
  • Sensitivity to women’s needs
  • Canadian Association of Radiologists accredited sites
  • Evaluation of program

For every 100 women screened at the OBSP, nine are referred for further tests, and one of these nine will have breast cancer. Most women (82%) needing follow-up tests have non-invasive procedures, such as a doctor visit, more mammogram views and/or ultrasound.

For more information or locations about the Ontario Breast Screening Program – visit here
or call 1-800-668-9304

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