Breast Cancer Screening

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer for women in Ontario.  The screening test for breast cancer is a mammogram, an x-ray of the breast.

Mammograms can find breast cancer when it is still very small or just beginning, years before a person may feel it or feel sick.  Breast cancer is easier to treat when it is found early.

Who should be screened for breast cancer

Women age 50 to 74 should have a mammogram every two years to check for breast cancer.

Women can talk to their doctor to see if they are at high risk for breast cancer.  Women at high risk for breast cancer usually have other family members that have or had breast cancer.

Mammograms are free at the following places.  You need to call to book an appointment.

Name Location Phone number
CIBC Breast Assessment Centre Juravinski Hospital 
(Free ride available if needed)

711 Concession Street
Hamilton, Ontario L8V 1C3


St. Joseph's Healthcare 
Charlton Campus
Breast Imaging Centre

50 Charlton Avenue East
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4A6

905-522-1155 ext. 32899

St. Joseph’s Healthcare 
King Campus

2757 King Street East
Hamilton, Ontario L8G 5E4

905-573-7777 ext. 38309

Wentworth-Halton X-ray and Ultrasound

15 Mountain Avenue
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G 2V6

Southmount Medical Imaging

35 Upper Centennial Parkway
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8J 0A3

Screen for Life Mobile Screening Coach


Various locations in Hamilton



Call a Community Health Worker to book and/or come to a cancer screening appointment for Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu language and cultural support. 

  1. Call to book an appointment for a mammogram for breast cancer screening with the Ontario Breast Screening Program.  Mammograms are free.
  2. Get ready for your appointment.  Wear a shirt to your appointment that is easy to remove.  Do not wear deodorant or powder. 
  3. At your appointment, the mammogram is done to check for breast cancer.  Your breasts are pressed flat to take the x-rays.
  4. You and your doctor will get a letter with results two or three weeks after your appointment.

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