How do I book a mammogram in BC?

To book a mammogram call 1-800-663-9203. Appointments can be made at locations across the province. Visit the clinic locator to find a location or mobile service visit near you. Appointments can also be booked online using the booking code in your reminder letter.

Do you need a referral for a mammogram in BC?

If screening mammography is chosen, it is available every two to three years. Patients will not be recalled by BC Cancer Breast Screening. A health care provider’s referral is not required but is recommended.

When do you need a mammogram in BC?

Ages 40 to 49: Regular mammograms are not recommended. Ages 50 to 74: Regular mammograms (every 2 to 3 years) are recommended. Age 75 and older: You may want to talk to your doctor about whether you need breast cancer screening.

How do you schedule a mammogram?

Prepare for your mammogram. If you haven’t started menopause, schedule your mammogram for the week after your menstrual period. Your breasts usually are less tender then. Schedule your appointment early in the day since you can’t wear deodorant, powder, lotion or ointment around the chest area.

How much does a mammogram cost in Canada?

“These are not subtle differences.” Unfortunately, neither is the difference in cost. A mammogram is about $80, MRIs about $1,000. So Narod argues provincial governments should refocus on screening smaller numbers of women – those with an identifiably higher risk – but with better technology.

How long does it take to get mammogram results in BC?

Mammogram results are usually available within 10 days. It is not uncommon to be asked to return for another test so an additional view of an area in question can be obtained. The results of a screening mammogram are sent directly to your family doctor’s office.

What is the age limit for a mammogram?

BreastScreen NSW invites you to have your first screening mammogram at the age of 50. After this, we recommend you have one screening mammogram every two years until the age of 74.

At what age should you get your first mammogram?

Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms (x-rays of the breast) if they wish to do so. Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year. Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening.

Are mammograms more painful for small breasts?

The level of discomfort has more to do with an individual’s tolerance than the size of their breasts. Often, women report the part of the mammogram that requires compressing the breast to get the x-ray is the most uncomfortable. The compression is necessary for the technologist to obtain a more accurate image.