Ontario Connecting More Women to Breast Cancer Screening Earlier
This provincial government is connecting more women to breast cancer screening by lowering the eligibility age of self-referral for publicly funded mammograms through the Ontario Breast Screening Program from 50 to 40 beginning in fall 2024.
Nearly 12,000 women in Ontario are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and we know early detection and increased access to care saves lives.
The government is taking this important step today to expand the Ontario Breast Screening Program to connect more than 305,000 additional people to the services they need to ensure timely diagnosis and access to treatment as early as possible.
As part of Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care, the Ontario government is connecting more people to the services they need, when they need them.
Learn More: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1003714/ontario-connecting-more-women-to-breast-cancer-screening-earlier