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Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program

The Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program is a Provincial Program that coordinates mammography bookings for 11 fixed sites and 1 mobile unit with 30 mobile stops provincially.  

Who Should Get A Mammogram?

Current guidelines recommend mammography every 2-3 years for people aged 50-74 who have no increased risk factors such as:

  • family history (mother, sister, daughter, father, brother, son)
  • evidence of high risk, such as genetic predisposition or radiation therapy to chest wall

If you have any of the risk factors noted above talk to your health care provider about how often you should be screened for breast cancer.

Please talk to your health care provider if you are between the ages of 40-49 and 75+ to see if screening is right for you. If you choose to be screened, you can contact the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program directly to book an appointment. 

If you are a breast cancer survivor, have breast implants or have a new breast symptom, you need to see a health care provider to be referred for a diagnostic mammogram. 

What Do I Need to Book an Appointment?

To ensure you are booked for the appropriate appointment, you'll be asked questions concerning your age, address, date of birth, provincial health card number, previous breast health history including any previous mammograms. 

What Does the Program Provide?

  • Notification of screening results mailed to the client and their health care provider 
  • Recommendations and appointments for additional diagnostic imaging, if required 
  • Reminder postcards when it is time to book next appointment 
  • Access to a Patient Navigator to answer any questions 

Mammography increases the chances of early detection of breast cancer.

Be Breast Aware: see your health care provider about any new breast symptoms even if you have recently had a normal mammogram. 

Accessing this Clinic, Program or Service

To Book Anywhere in Nova Scotia:

902-473-3960 (local)

1-800-565-0548 (toll free)

Have your health card ready. For more information visit


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