Breast Cancer Screening

In Estrie and throughout Quebec, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women.

Mammography: An Effective Screening Test

The mammogram is the only recognized screening test that can lower the number of deaths from breast cancer. That’s why the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux created the Quebec Breast Cancer Screening Program (PQDCS).

This program offers a mammogram to women aged 50 to 69 years. Every two years, you will receive a letter inviting you to get a mammogram at one of the designated screening centres in their territory. This letter has the same value as a prescription for an examination.

Women from 50 to 69 years old

Did you receive a letter of invitation? Book your appointment now at one of the five designated screening centres!This link will pop up in a new window.!

You haven't received a letter and you are noticing changes in your breasts? Contact your family doctor or specialized nurse practitioner (SNP) to let them know.

Women 49 or younger or over 70

To have a screening mammogram, you must get a prescription from your doctor or your SNP.

There may be a longer wait time before having your mammogram. You can find out more at

Avantages et inconvénients

La participation des femmes au dépistage du cancer du sein est volontaire. Pour vous aider à prendre une décision éclairée sur tous les aspects de la mammographie de dépistage, dont les avantages et les inconvénients, consultez la page Avantages, inconvénients et limites du dépistage par mammographie.

Support services

You can discuss your concerns or address your questions to the staff at the regional services coordination centre of the Quebec Breast Cancer Screening Program. Ask us your questions 1 844 233-SEIN (7346) toll-free