Breast Screening

In this section, you will find the clinical practice guidelines followed in Alberta.

 

 

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Alberta follows the breast screening guidelines developed by Towards Optimized Practice with the Alberta Medical Association.

Clinical Practice Summary

Towards Optimized Practice also publishes a summary algorithm of the clinical practice guideline.

In this section, you will find resources designed for healthcare providers to help their patients make informed decisions about breast cancer screening.

 

Healthcare provider balance sheet for breast cancer screening

This resource is meant to help healthcare providers have shared decision making discussions for women deciding whether or not to screen
for breast cancer. It is targeted for women aged 50+ who are considered to be not at an increased risk of breast cancer.

Flow chart of breast screening outcomes for healthcare providers

This resource shows a flow chart of 5 year outcomes for patient who screen for breast cancer and those who do not.

Making an informed decision about breast cancer screening

This booklet is intended to be shared with patients to help them make an informed decision about breast cancer screening.

Healthcare provider FAQs: Breast Density

This resource can be used by healthcare providers when discussing breast density with clients.

Supplemental ultrasound position statement from Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program

A position statement from the Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program about supplemental ultrasound for breast cancer screening.

In this section, you will find resources that Radiology Clinics can use on behalf of the Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program.  This includes information about onboarding new radiologists and clinics.

 

Letterhead order form

Download a Microscoft Word form to order Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program (ABCSP) letterhead for radiology clinics.

Community screening mammography facility list

This is a listing, as of 2020, of facilities offering screening mammograms in Alberta.

Mammography radiological technologist audit form

This Microsoft Word document is designed for mammography technologists to submit for their yearly quality audit. Download Word document.

Mammography radiological technologist worksheet

This Microsoft Excel document is designed for mammography technologists for their yearly quality audit.

Protocol for onboarding new radiology clinics with Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program

This is the protocol for radiology clinics to onboard with the Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program (ABCSP), as of January 2018.

Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program Overview

This password-protected powerpoint document provides an overview of the Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program to newly onboarded radiology clinics.

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ABCSP Making Sense of Abnormal Mammogram Results

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Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program Overview

Booklet

Breast density and screening

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Breast health wheel

Info Sheet

Breast screening outcomes for healthcare providers

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Community screening mammography facility list

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Do I really need a mammogram?

Info Sheet

Healthcare provider balance sheet for breast cancer screening

Info Sheet

Healthcare provider FAQs: Breast Density

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Invite letter to the Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program

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Letter for those who have aged out of program

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Letterhead order form

Booklet

Making an informed decision about breast cancer screening

Info Sheet

Map of Screen Test mammography sites

Booklet

Protocol for onboarding new radiology clinics with Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program

Form

Radiological technologist audit submission form

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Radiological technologist audit worksheet

Poster

Regular screening is the best way to find breast cancer early

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Should I have a screening mammogram?

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Supplemental ultrasound position statement from Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program

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The basics of breast cancer

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The basics of breast cancer (Francais)

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Your Screen Test appointment