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Clara Bus arrives in Chisasibi to screen women from Chisasibi and Whapmagoostui

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ᐄᔨᔨᐅᔨᒧᐎᓐ | IIYIYIUYIMUWIN
Lucy Trapper gives information about breast cancer screening and the Clara Bus tour beginning in Eastmain on March 8.
March 18, 2021
Summary

The Clara Bus has arrived in Chisasibi and will be offering breast cancer screening to eligible women from both Chisasibi and Whapmagoostui. Sophie Air is not able to fly to Whapmagoostui this year.

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Eligible women from Whapmagoostui wishing to be screened may still access the recommended service on the Clara Bus while it is stopped in Chisasibi. This alternative was decided based on the preferences of many women contacted by the Chishaayiyuu Department.

Screening is by appointment only.

 

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All COVID-19 precautionary measures will be followed closely to keep all clients and staff safe.

Space is limited. Please call your local CMC to cancel your appointment if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or cannot make your appointment time so that we are able to offer the time to another woman.

Deciding to participate in breast cancer screening is a personal choice and it’s important to have all the information you need to make the right decision for you. 

 

Learn more about breast cancer screening

A mammogram machine takes X-ray images of different angles of your breast to screen for breast cancer.

Breast cancer screening (mammography) checks for cancer in your breast before you or your doctor notice anything wrong.

The Public Health Department of the Cree Health Board recommends that all women between ages 50-69 be screened. If you are between the ages of 35 and 49 and have a family history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer, ask your doctor about the best screening options for you.

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