Breast cancer screening uses mammography and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create pictures of the inside of your breasts. Mammography and breast MRI find breast cancer early, when it is most treatable.
The Ontario Breast Screening Program provides free breast cancer screening to two groups of women:
- Women aged 50 to 74 who are at average risk for breast cancer. These women get a mammography every two years.
- Women aged 30 to 69 years who are identified as being at high risk for breast cancer. These women get a mammography and a breast MRI every year. They also get help if they need extra tests. To find out if you are at high risk for breast cancer, visit family history of cancer.
You can make your own appointment for a mammography or breast MRI.
You can learn more about breast cancer screening by using the related resources on the right side of this page. You can find locations where breast cancer screening is given by using the related services on the right side of this page.