Living better with cancer

Breast Cancer

The Quebec Breast Cancer Screening Program offers workshops and information on resources available for women and men suffering from breast cancer, these are offered in your community by a nurse clinician.

To get a screening mammogram (X-ray of breasts), you must obtain a referral from your physician.


Health Education Centre
514-626-2572, extension 4566 

Quebec Breast Cancer Screening Program

If you are between 50 and 69 years of age, you will automatically receive an invitation in the mail from the Director of Public Health to go for a mammogram at a designated screening centre. This letter will serve as your medical prescription. 

On the day of your appointment, you will be asked to fill out a consent form, this will register you into the Quebec Breast Cancer Screening Program and a copy of your results will be sent to your home. Every 2 years you will receive a notice to have a mammogram. 

For more information:

  • Consult your doctor
  • Visit the website:
  • Contact the Regional Service Coordination Centre: 514-528-2424

Other community organizations offer services related to cancer and women’s health issues. You can obtain further information at the West Island Community Resource Centre at 514-694-6404 or visit the website:

October is breast cancer awareness month. Numerous women are alive and healthy today thanks to quick screening and treatment. Mammograms are the most reliable method to detect breast cancer (visit

Prostate Cancer

To undergo a screening test for prostate cancer, men between the ages of 50 and 75 should consult their family doctor. 

If you are diagnosed with cancer and in need of a support group contacting:

The Canadian Cancer Society


Montreal West Island Prostate Cancer Support

Offering services such as Out Reach Groups and Coffee Break Hour and Information Speakers.