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*ALERT – Fake mammography follow up phone calls* Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program have been made aware that some women have received phone calls in regard to their breast screening results. In this phone call women are being told that there was something wrong on their mammogram and that they need to do a self-breast exam immediately. This person is NOT affiliated with Alberta Health Services, the Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program, Screen Test or any radiology clinic. If you receive this phone call, please do the following:

  1. Do not disclose any personal information to the caller.
  2. Right after you hang up with the caller, pick up the phone again, wait for the dial tone, then press “*” then “5” then “7”. Wait for a voice recording to tell you that the call has been traced then hang up. “*57” will create a trace of the previous call that the police can access later.
  3. After *57, immediately call your local police on their non-emergency line to report the caller. When speaking to the police, if you had dialed *57, make sure you tell the police that.
  4. Finally, call The Alberta Breast Cancer Screening program at 1-866-727-3926 so that we may properly track these incidents.

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Healthcare Providers

Alberta Health Services Screening Programs has developed a number of resources related to cancer screening for healthcare providers and their patients.

Healthcare Providers

Breast Cancer Screening

Regular screening mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when treatment may work better. Click to learn more.

Breast Cancer Screening

Cervical Cancer Screening

Up to 90% of cervical cancer can be prevented if women have regular Pap tests throughout their lives and ensure proper follow-up of any abnormal results. Click to learn more.

Cervical Cancer Screening

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Having regular colorectal cancer screening can prevent and detect colorectal cancer at its early stages when treatment is more effective. Click to learn more.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Not sure if you need to be screened for cancer? You’re in the right place.

Click here and start your self-assessment.

Resources

We have a variety of resources and tools on breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening for Albertans.

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Most of our resources can be ordered directly online by clinics and healthcare providers and are free of charge.