Breast cancer screening campaign focuses on new patients

Clinics to screen women over the age of 50 for breast cancer are set up across Greater Sudbury as part of the 50 over 50 Challenge — a provincial breast screening program focusing on women over the age of 50 who have never been screened for breast cancer.
During a 12-hour window on Monday, the Ontario Breast Screening Program will be looking to screen as many women as possible who are more than 50 years old and have never been screened before.

Clinics to screen women over the age of 50 for breast cancer are set up across Greater Sudbury as part of the 50 over 50 Challenge  — a provincial breast screening program focusing on women over the age of 50 who have never been screened for breast cancer.

"Breast screening — what we're doing here today — is for people with no issues,” said Coreen Nootchtai, a medical radiation technologist in Sudbury.

“So you don't come to breast screening if you have a lump or a pain. You come to breast screening on your regular time … every year … every two years is the norm. And if you do have an issue in between your two years, you definitely go to your family doctor."   

Ten hospitals across the region are participating in Monday’s screening program.

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