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Breast Cancer

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

Breast Cancer Screening

The mammogram is the only recognized screening test that can lower the number of deaths from breast cancer. To effectively fight breast cancer, 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 your territory. This letter is your prescription for your examination.

Screening if you are aged less than 50 years or more than 70 years

You first need to get a prescription from your physician to undergo mammogram screening.

Support services

Are you waiting for further examinations following an inconclusive mammogram? 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.

Toll free: 1-844-233-SEIN (7346)

Quebec Breast Cancer Screening Program (PQDCS)