Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, no matter a person’s race or ethnicity. It can sometimes take up to three years for any breast abnormalities to be felt so mammograms are absolutely the best tests that physicians have to find breast issues.
The first piloted mobile mammography service began in British Columbia over thirty years ago, in 1990. Nowadays, this essential travelling service visits more than 170 rural communities across our province.
Since its inception, the mobile units have converted from film to digital. This conversion allows for greater efficiency in sharing images and being able to do this in a timely fashion. Technologists are now able to see images right away; which instantly ensures image quality.
Mammograms are recommended for women aged 40 – 74 and there is no referral required if you are over 40. Women can make an informed decision to screen by visiting www.screeningbc.ca/breast or by speaking to your health care provider.
In conjunction with the Lumby & District Health Services Society, BC Breast Cancer Screening will be bringing their state of the art, mobile mammography unit to Lumby and will be parking in the Sheardown’s parking lot from February 4th – 10th.
To book a free screening appointment in Lumby this February, please call 1-800-663-9203.
A weekly feature for Lumby, Cherryville, and area seniors. For more information about any of the following please contact Colleen or Jenny at (250) 547-8866 Whitevalley Community Resource Centre Office (250) 547-8866. Funding support provided by Interior Health, the Province of British Columbia (Community Gaming), United Way Southern Interior and United Way Lower Mainland.