My Breasts, My Test
In Canada, there are breast screening programs in each province and most territories. The goal of regular mammograms is to find cancer early, when there may be more treatment options and a better chance of survival. For women at average risk of breast cancer, we know mammogram screening is most effective every 2 years, between the ages of 50 and 74, yet many Canadian women do not participate in regular breast screening.
It is strongly recommended that eligible women should go for regular mammograms. If you are unsure about whether to have a mammogram, or don’t know whether you’re eligible, our online decision aid can help. My Breasts, My Test, a program created in partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart, contains accurate, unbiased information to help you make an informed choice about regular mammogram screening. This website answers frequently asked questions about mammography, outlines the benefits and limitations of regular mammograms and addresses common risk factors.
It will take less than 10 minutes to complete and you will receive a personalized printable Screening Guide, tailored specifically to you. In partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart’s “SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU.” campaign, we want to ensure that all women can make an informed choice about mammography.