UPDATE: Monday, Nov 21 2022, 12:00 pm
The mobile mammography bus is moving to Kindersley:
Original: Wednesday, Oct 26 2022, 6:00 AM
A vital service will be making a couple stops in the West Central area next month. Starting in November, the mobile mammography bus will be stopping in Kerrobert and Kindersley.
The bus will first stop at the Kerrobert and District Health Centre from November 7th to the 18th and will then make its way to the West Central Events Centre in Kindersley where it will remain from November 18th until December 2nd.
Laurie Pearce, the Early Detection Coordinator for breast screening gives some information about the bus and how women can book appointments.
“It's one of our facilities throughout the province. In Saskatchewan, women 50 years of age and older are invited to call a toll-free number, self-referral, to book a screening mammogram. They will obtain an invite in the mail that provides that information.”
There is no online booking at this time, so those wanting to book an appointment must call the toll-free number which is 1-855-584-8228.
Pearce went into further details about who can get screened on the mammography bus and the procedure for those who can’t.
“Our program is intended for healthy, well women that aren't experiencing any breast health concerns or symptoms. If they were, they would need to call their health care provider to book an appointment with them to discuss their concerns.”
After the mobile mammography bus is finished in Kindersley, it will then head to Outlook and Davidson before stopping for the year.
October is breast cancer awareness month, and it's estimated about 1 in 8 Canadian women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime.
A full schedule of where the mobile mammography bus visits is available at http://saskcancer.ca/screening-article