A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray of the breast. With regular mammograms, changes in the breast can be detected for most women even when they are too small for you or your doctor to feel or see. All women aged 50 years and up should have a mammogram every two years.
The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency offers a Screening Program for Breast Cancer. It operates two permanent screening centres in Regina and Saskatoon with satellite centres in Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Yorkton, North Battleford, Prince Albert and Lloydminster. The mobile bus also travels throughout rural and northern Saskatchewan. Upcoming locations for the mobile bus can be found
You do not need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment for a screening mammogram, just call toll-free 1-855-584-8228. Women with dense breasts (breasts that are more glandular or have more connective tissue than fatty tissue) are notified of this after their first mammogram and are recommended to have annual mammograms, or discuss other options with their healthcare providers, as the dense tissue can make reading the mammogram more difficult and more regular exams can help detect even small changes.