Breast cancer screening in Canada: 2021/2022

Mobile breast cancer screening

Seven jurisdictions provide mobile breast cancer screening to individuals. Rural and remote communities, as well as underserved groups, are the primary populations served by mobile screening. Mobile screening is usually available every 1 or 2 years, depending on the jurisdiction.

P/T Mobile screening available Locations of mobile screening Frequency of mobile unit availability Primary populations served
BC Throughout BC 1 – 4 times per depending on area population Rural and remote communities including Indigenous communities, correctional facilities, underserved communities
AB 120 communities throughout Alberta Rotation schedules of 1-2 years Rural and remote communities; Indigenous; underserved
SK ~40 sites Every 2 years it attends each site Rural, remote
MB 90 locations across province over a bi-ennial rotation 1-2 years All Manitoba participants 50-74 years of age
ON Two mobile coaches: One travels throughout the North West region and the other travels throughout the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant region in Ontario Mobile coaches operate throughout the year and locations can be found using links on this web page. North West: those living in rural and remote settings
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant region: people with low income, poorer health outcomes and lack of access to traditional health care primarily in urban settings
NS 30 mobile stops; generally beyond 50 km of the closest fixed site Mobile follows a set schedule annually, from March to November First Nations, African Nova Scotians, rural/remote communities