Screening mammograms are for healthy women with no known breast problems and who do not have a history of breast cancer or breast implants.
Recommendations are that they be done:
- on all women in British Columbia between the ages of 40 and 79 years
- every one or two years
About 1 in 9 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Early detection, before breast cancer has spread, can greatly improve the outcome. Make a screening mammogram part of your regular health routine.
You do not need a referral or a requisition from your doctor to book a screening mammogram – you may call and book your own appointment. Though you don't need a referral from your family doctor, we will need you to give us this information so that we can send your report to him/her.
Further information is available at: BC Screening Mammography Program.
Screening Mammography Appointments
Screening Mammography is done at our Kingsway location at #115 – 4980 Kingsway Street, Burnaby. You may book your own appointment by calling 604-436-0691. Please have your BC Care Card and the name of your primary care provider available when you call to book. If you can't get through on our direct line please call the BC Cancer Agency Screening Center at 1-800-663-9203 or 604-877-6187.