CIBC Breast Centre

Breast Screening

The CIBC Breast Centre is part of the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP). Breast screening is a way for you to become familiar with your breasts and learn what is normal for you. If you notice changes in your breasts, like a new lump or mass, it is important that you go see your doctor right away and have it checked. While no screening test is 100 per cent effective, screening can save lives.

Women who fit the OBSP criteria can refer themselves to the CIBC Breast Centre for a breast screening appointment or you can have your family doctor refer you.

You must:

  • Have a valid Ontario Health Card
  • Be a resident of Ontario
  • Be 50 years of age or older
  • Have no acute breast symptoms (e.g. no masses, no breast discharge)
  • Have no history of breast cancer
  • Have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months
  • Have no breast implants now or in the past

For more information about the recommended breast screening guidelines, please visit the Canadian Cancer Society website. A PDF brochure is available for you to download. To learn more about breast self-exams please consult the Women's Health Matters Website for instructions.

What do I bring for a routine screening?

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • A valid Ontario Health Card number
  • Original mammogram and / or ultrasound images on a CD (if done in the past)
  • Radiology reports of mammogram and / or ultrasound films (if done in the past)
  • Your past health information about your breast health and test results

Results are sent to you and your primary care provider within two weeks of your visit. You may be called back for more tests.

For more information about the recommended breast screening guidelines, please visit the Canadian Cancer Society website. A PDF brochure is available for you to download. To learn more about breast self-exams please consult the Women's Health Matters Website for instructions.

To make an appointment for a breast screening consultation please call 416-864-6040.