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Mammothon encourages women from North York, York Region and South Simcoe to make the time, take action, and book a mammogram
Mammothon encourages women from North York, York Region and South Simcoe to make the time, take action, and book a mammogram
14/05/2018

Newmarket, ON – May 14, 2018 – The Central Regional Cancer Program is once again hosting Mammothon; a breast-screening marathon for women aged 50+, who are overdue or have never had a mammogram.

Mammothon is an event dedicated to screening as many women as possible for breast cancer at a participating Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) imaging site. The goal is to increase access and eliminate common barriers, such as fear and lack of time, that prevent women from being screened. The OBSP provides high-quality breast screening free of charge for Ontario women. For more information on participating locations and screening eligibility, please visit www.mammothon.ca.

“Last year, 723 women in South Simcoe, York Region, and North York were screened during Mammothon. Of the 723 mammograms completed, 129 were women who were overdue for their mammogram, or had never been screened before. This year our goal is to screen 150 women who are overdue, or who have never been screened before,” explains Lisa Rhodenizer, Coordination Advisor for Health Promotion, Prevention and Screening at the Central Regional Cancer Program.

“We know that many women are still putting off their mammogram, and we want to encourage all eligible women in our community to make the time, take action, and book their mammogram. In our region across North York, York Region and South Simcoe, we have 20 OBSP sites participating in Mammothon. We wouldn’t be able to host such an inspiring event without the dedication and support of all of our OBSP sites” Stephanie Callaghan, OBSP Administrator, Central Regional Cancer Program.

Did you know?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian women with more than 11,500 Ontario women diagnosed in the next year, but only 60 percent of eligible women in Ontario are being screened for breast cancer. According to Cancer Care Ontario, this disease affects one in eight women, most of whom do not have a family history of breast cancer.

For questions regarding eligibility, participating OBSP sites and locations, breast screening information and more visit www.mammothon.ca
About the Central Regional Cancer Program.

One of the 13 regional programs funded by Cancer Care Ontario, the Central Regional Cancer Program operates across the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to provide residents of York Region, North York, and South Simcoe access to quality cancer services from prevention through survivorship and throughout the entire cancer journey.

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Media Contact:
Kathryn Perrier
Strategic Communications Consultant
Southlake Regional Health Centre
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Newmarket, ON L3Y 2P9
(905) 895-4521, ext. 6068
Southlake Regional Health Centre
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