Mobile mammography service to visit Ponoka next month

(Photo: albertahealthservices.ca)

(Photo: albertahealthservices.ca)

Women ages 50 to 74 — the group most at risk of developing breast cancer — will have local access to mammography services next month when Alberta Health Services’ Screen Test program visits Ponoka.

A mobile mammography trailer will be stationed at Ponoka Community Health Centre, 5900 Hwy. 2A (south side of health centre) May 1, 3, 4 to 8, and 10 to 12. Residents can book an appointment or learn more about the program by calling toll-free 1-800-667-0604.

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast and has proven to be the most effective way to detect breast cancer. Early detection allows for a greater number of options for treatment and a better chance of survival.

Due to COVID-19, Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of clients and staff. Details will be shared when you call to book your appointment.

Visit https://screeningforlife.ca/breast/screen-test-mobile-clinics/ for more information and a complete listing of Screen Test mobile sites.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

– Submitted by Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services Central Zone