What is the OBSP?

What is the Ontario Breast Screening Program?

The Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) provides high-quality breast cancer screening and is free-of-charge for women in Ontario.

Benefits of organized screening
Women are encouraged to get screened through the OBSP because organized screening offers important benefits:

  • High-quality mammograms in sites accredited by the Canadian Association of Radiologists;
  • Well-developed quality assurance at each site;
  • Results of the screening appointment within two weeks for both women and healthcare providers;
  • Help to set up extra tests or referrals if your results suggest that they are needed;
  • A reminder letter when it is time to return for next screening mammogram. Usually, this is every two years. Women over the age of 73 do not receive a reminder letter. However, they are welcome to call for an appointment after they have discussed it with their healthcare provider.

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