The screen test will be for women between the ages of 50 and 74, the group most at risk of developing breast cancer
A mobile clinic offering breast cancer screening is making stops in Wood Buffalo’s rural communities.
In September, a trailer from Alberta Health Services will arrive with specialists and the necessary equipment for mammograms in Fort McKay, Conklin, Janvier and Fort McMurray #468 First Nation.
Women aged 50-74 at the Fort McKay First Nation, Fort McMurray #468 First Nation and Conklin will have access to the service.
A mobile mammography trailer will be at the Dorothy McDonald Business Centre in Fort McKay First Nation on Sept. 22 and 23.
On Sept. 24 the trailer will visit the Band Office at the Fort McMurray #468 First Nation, then, on Sept. 25 it will move to the Conklin Multiplex on Sept. 25.
Starting this year, Screen Test will alternate years in which it visits Conklin and Janvier. Because of this, women in Janvier are invited to book their mammogram at the Conklin clinic this year.
If you’re a resident of these communities, you can book an appointment or get more information by calling 1-800-667-0604.
“Screen Test is improving access to cancer screening for hundreds of women in northern Alberta communities where mammography is not readily available,” a statement from AHS reads.