This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) has partnered with The Olive Branch of Hope, Black Physicians Association of Ontario (BPAO), and TAIBU Community Health Centre to put on the Breast Health & Awareness Workshop. Through empowering activities, you will learn how to take control of your health, be breast aware and reduce your risks. We will also be offering on-site breast cancer screenings.
Recognizing the disparities in racialized and immigrant communities, SHN and our partners are committed to reducing the risk of cancer diagnosis and mortality. Our aim is to provide culturally relevant information, workshops and screening in a safe and inclusive space featuring:
- Panel discussion: The importance of breast cancer screening, surgical options available to patients, and what to expect after breast cancer surgery
- Wellness session: How to reduce cancer risks – includes meditation, mindfulness
- Complimentary lunch
- On-site breast cancer screening (mammograms)
Other ways to get screened this Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Breast Health Clinics at each of our hospitals are Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) designated sites. With this designation, our Breast Health Clinics are able to offer quick and easy bookings for mammograms without a physician referral.
To book a mammogram at any of SHN’s Breast Health Clinics, call 416-431-8167.
If you have questions about breast cancer screening and/or about your eligibility or risk, we encourage you to book a consultation with the VaxFacts+ Clinic. One of the clinic’s expert physicians will walk you through breast cancer screening tests and answer your questions along the way. When you’re ready, VaxFacts+ will help set you up for a screening.
Book an appointment online at www.shn.ca/vaxfacts.