Although breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death among women, the chances of survival continue to improve due in part to breast cancer screening programs. The successful mobile breast cancer screening program in Alberta, Screen Test, is bringing life-saving screening services to those in rural and remote communities. Easy access means more Albertans are getting screened and more cancer is being discovered early.
The Screen Test program began in 1991 and has been extremely successful to date, allowing more Albertans to undergo breast cancer screening in their own communities. However, the equipment is aging and any breakdowns will create delays in service. We need to do more to keep Screen Test on the road and prevent more Albertans from receiving a devastating late-stage cancer diagnosis.
As such, the Alberta Cancer Foundation has committed to raising $3 million to replace old equipment, which will allow Screen Test to continue to bring life-saving cancer screening to more Albertans, close to home. But, we can’t do it alone. We need your help.