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.

St. Joseph’s Healthcare 
King Campus

Name Location Phone number
CIBC Breast Assessment Centre Juravinski Hospital 
(Free ride available if needed)
711 Concession Street
Hamilton, Ontario L8V 1C3
905-389-0101
Screen for Life Mobile Screening Coach Various locations in Hamilton 905-975-4467
Southmount Medical Imaging 35 Upper Centennial Parkway
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8J 0A3
905-387-4551
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
Wellington X-Ray and Ultrasound 414 Victoria Ave. North
Hamilton, Ontario L8L 5G8
905-546-5644
Wentworth-Halton X-ray and Ultrasound 15 Mountain Avenue
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G 2V6
905-662-4953
WH X-Ray and Ultrasound 325 Winterberry Drive
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8J 0B6
905-549-0433
WH X-Ray and Ultrasound 245 Dundas St. East
Waterdown, Ontario L8B 0E9
905-689-0877
  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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