Screening programs

As of June 2018, more than 80% of female breast cancers were diagnosed at Stages I and II. Less than 5% were diagnosed at Stage IV (Canadian Cancer Statistics, 2018). The Canadian Cancer Society attributes this to early detection through organized breast cancer screening programs.

For a history of breast cancer screening as well as a complete list of cancer screening programs in Canada, please consult the latest edition of Organized Breast Cancer Screening Programs in Canada – report on program performance, published by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Click on any of the provinces below to access the webpage for that province’s organized breast cancer screening program.

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Nunavut – There is currently no organized screening program available. Talk to your healthcare provider.
Prince Edward Island

For more information on breast cancer screening, please click here.