October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is encouraging community members, staff, volunteers, and physicians to put their health and well-being first by booking a mammogram this month – it may save your life.

This year’s theme is “together, we rise” to ensure all women have access to mammograms. At SHN, we have full-service Breast Health Centres at our Centenary and General hospitals that provide access to screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment for all breast abnormalities. At the Birchmount hospital, screening and diagnostic mammography are available for your convenience. 

Our breast health services are part of SHN’s state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging programs, as well as fully integrated with our hospital’s comprehensive cancer care services. We are here to provide you with care throughout every step of your breast health journey.

Did you know?

•    Detecting breast cancer early means treatment has a better chance of working.
•    One in eight women will get breast cancer in her life.
•    More people in Ontario survive breast cancer than almost every other cancer.
•    The Ontario Breast Screening Program provides breast screening throughout the province to all eligible people.

SHN takes every precaution to continue offering high quality and safe breast cancer screening exams throughout COVID. If you are due or overdue for your mammogram, it’s time to get re-screened.

As a partner hospital of the Central East Regional Cancer Program, SHN is encouraging Ontario women over 50 to talk to their family doctor or nurse practitioner about getting checked for breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Ontario women.

How to book a screening?

Please call 416-431-8167 to book your fast and convenient mammogram today! For more information, visit cancercareontario.ca/bcam.

2022 Events

Breast Reconstruction awareness Day is Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Join the Canadian Cancer Society a free 3-hour virtual event for women who are considering breast reconstruction surgery. The event will bring together leading Canadian breast reconstruction experts and women who will share their own breast reconstruction stories. 

Learn more by clicking here.