Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among New Brunswick women and is a leading cause of cancer-related death. Regular breast cancer screening can detect tumours at an earlier stage and reduce breast cancer mortality.
New Brunswick Breast Cancer Screening Program
The New Brunswick Breast Cancer Screening Program was established in 1995 with the purpose of finding cancers of the breast as early as possible. The program encourages women between the ages of 50-74 to be screened every two years at one of the 14 screening mammography sites across the province.
Women residing in NB who are 50 - 74 years of age and have no signs, symptoms or previous diagnosis of breast cancer can self-refer to breast cancer screening by contacting one of the screening sites.
Women aged 40-49 or over 74 who have no signs, symptoms or previous diagnosis of breast cancer require a referral from a primary health-care provider.
Breast cancer screening services are offered at a number of facilities.