Manitobas mobile breast screening clinic will be in Flin Flon from July 23rd to August 8th at the Primary Health Care Center. Their Health Educator Larissa Sawchuk says this clinic is important to women. She explains the screening is important because breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and in Manitoba about 900 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 200 women will die from this disease every year so it’s important to get checked early and know if you’re at high risk. She adds screening is just a process where you’ll go into their mobile vehicle for an x-ray with a female technologist in a private room.
For information on breast screening visit their website www.getcheckedmanitoba.ca or call 1-855-95-CHECK for information on appointments.