Mammograms can be booked on five upcoming dates in Chemainus

Mobile service being offered at the Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn

The Mobile Mammography Service will be in Chemainus for a total of five days in August. (Photo submitted)

The Mobile Mammography Service will be in Chemainus for a total of five days in August. (Photo submitted)

It’s a proven fact mammograms save lives.

Screening can prevent cancer or catch it during its earliest stages, allowing more treatment options and a better chance of recovery. BC Cancer has province-wide screening programs for breast, cervical and colon cancer.

BC Cancer Breast Screening’s digital mobile mammography service is coming to the Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn this week, Aug. 5 and 6, as well as Aug. 16 through 18.

Appointments for women 40 and older can be made by calling 1-800-663-9203.

Screening mammograms are performed in a comfortable and private space, using state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment.

BC Cancer Breast Screening has three digital mammography coaches that travel throughout the province, visiting more than 170 communities annually.

The vehicles each have a reception area, dressing space and a mammography examination room. The coaches are also equipped with a wheelchair lift.

The mobile mammography service performs about 10 per cent of the screening mammograms done in the province.

To learn more, visit www.screeningbc.ca.

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Mammograms save lives.

Mammograms save lives.