October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Scarborough Health Network (SHN)’s Diagnostic Imaging team is encouraging you to put your health and well-being first by booking a mammogram.

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
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Ontario women
  • More people in Ontario survive breast cancer than almost every other cancer, if it is detected early

The last few years have been chaotic, and as a result many have gotten behind on their screenings. If you are over 50 and due or overdue for your mammogram, it’s time to get re-screened – this quick and simple test may save your life!

How to book a screening or consultation?

At Our Hospitals

Our Breast Health Clinics at each of our hospitals are Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) designated sites — including at Birchmount where we recently earned this official status. OBSP is an initiative led by Cancer Care Ontario with designated sites being able to provide faster, simpler breast cancer screening for communities.

As an affiliate, our Breast Health Clinics at all three SHN hospitals offer quick and easy bookings for mammograms without a physician referral.

Get screened today at any of SHN’s Breast Health Clinics

To schedule an appointment, call:

Improving breast cancer screening for two-spirit, trans and nonbinary people

We’ve opened up screening eligibility to be more inclusive.

Along with our partners in the Central East Regional Cancer Program, SHN is now screening people who have had 5 or more consecutive years of feminizing hormone therapy (no documentation is required to prove this eligibility requirement). We are very proud of this critically important shift in health equity that will support a group that was previously underserved for a potentially life-saving care service. To learn more about this, visit: cercp.ca/breast-cancer-screening/.

Contact VaxFacts+

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 physician 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.

Speak to Your Provider

Talk to your family doctor or nurse practitioner about getting checked for breast cancer.