View information about this organization. Central Booking: Halifax Area. Toll-Free: Central Booking. Mammograms can be used to detect breast cancer. Mammography screening is recommended for asymptomatic symptom-free women at least 40 years of age with: No new breast symptoms No breast implants No personal history of breast cancer Minimum one year since previous mammogram Women or men who are symptomatic have new breast problems should be checked by their family physician and possibly have a diagnostic mammogram arranged for them by the physician's office.
Breast Health Centre “a huge difference” for cancer patients: surgeon
Breast Cancer Surgery | Nova Scotia Wait Time Information
A dedicated centre for breast health has helped bring down wait times for breast cancer surgery in the province. By Mikkel Frederiksen. Along with the other provinces in the Atlantic region, wait times for breast cancer surgery in Nova Scotia are among the lowest in the country. Virginia Calverley, surgeon at the IWK. Availability of surgeons being one of them. In order to keep wait times below target, the IWK constantly assesses its own performance at each stage of treatment. The number of people suffering from colorectal cancer is equal to that of breast cancer, and more people die from it each year.
Breast cancer surgery includes mastectomy, lumpectomy, and breast reconstruction completed at the same time as mastectomy. Data Unavailable: Sometimes data is unavailable when it is not submitted to the Department of Health and Wellness, or there were a very small number of patients who recently received the procedure or service. Find out more. Skip to main content Skip to main navigation. Email Print.
The PINK helpline offers free breast health help to anyone with questions or concerns. Contact Us Today. If you have a particular concern about breast cancer, breast health, or want to find out more about support available, our experts are here. Calls are answered by trained and caring staff Monday - Friday, from am to pm.