The Manitoba Breast Screening Program is a
FREE BREAST HEALTH PROGRAM
for women 50 to 69 years of age.
Here are some common
questions that women ask
What happens at the
about the program: Screening Centre?
Why should I go?
Every year in Manitoba, more than 800 women find out they have
breast cancer. As women grow older, the chance of getting breast
cancer increases. However, finding breast cancer early could save
What is a mammogram?
A mammogram is an x-ray of your breasts. It can show very small
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cancers, often before a lump can be felt by you or your doctor.
It is the best way to detect breast cancer early.
How does it feel?
Most women find that having a mammogram does not hurt. Some
find it uncomfortable and a few find it painful. Remember that each
x-ray lasts only a few seconds and it could save your life.
Does it find all cancer?
No, about 2 out of every 10 breast cancers cannot be seen on the
x-ray. That is why you should call your doctor if you find a lump
or see changes in your breast.
A mammogram is taken.
How do I make an appointment?
You can make your own appointment. You do not need a doctor’s
referral. Your visit will take about 30 minutes. We will send you
a result letter in 1-2 weeks.
To make an appointment:
In Winnipeg call 788-8000
In Brandon call 726-2453
In Thompson call 1-800-903-9290
In Morden/Winkler call 1-800-903-9290
For the mobile locations and long distance You can watch a video on
call 1-800-903-9290. breast health.
MANITOBA BREAST SCREENING
The Mobile moves throughout Manitoba.
For locations and to make an
appointment call 1-800-903-9290. Wolseley Ave.
5-25 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B1 Assiniboine
Telephone: (204) 788-8000 River
Victoria Ave. E.
620 Frederick Street
Brandon, MB R7A 5L2
McTavish Ave. E.
Telephone: (204) -726-2453
or 1-800-903-9290 WE
Van Horne Ave. E.
Thompson General Hospital Boundary Trails Health Centre
871 Thompson Drive South Jct. Hwy 3 & 14, Box 2000
Thompson, MB R8N 0C8 Stn. Main Winkler, MB R6W 1H8
Telephone: 1-800-903-9290 Telephone: 1-800-903-9290