mammography
The mobile mammography service is coming to Saanichton on Sept. 4. (BC Cancer Breast Screening)

In their lifetime, about one in eight women will develop breast cancer. As such, it’s important to undergo regular screening so it can be detected early before it spreads.

To ensure women in rural communities have access to screening mammograms, the BC Cancer Breast Screening program will bring its mobile mammography service to Saanichton on Sept. 4.

Originally piloted in 1990, the service visits 120 rural communities annually, including 35 First Nations communities.

The service conducts about 10 per cent of all screenings in B.C., with three units serving three regions of the province.

In addition, BC Cancer Breast Screening has recently converted its mobile film mammography fleet to a digital mammography service, providing a consistent experience with state-of-the-art equipment.

The mobile mammography coach will stop at the Shoppers Drug Mart at 7816 East Saanich Rd. If you want to make a booking, call 1-800-663-9203.