The Canadian Cancer Society urges all Canadians to mark World Cancer Day coming up on February 4.

World Cancer Day draws attention to the profound and universal impact of cancer around the world. Last year in Canada, approximately 177,800 Canadians were diagnosed with cancer and 75,000 died from the disease. The theme for this year’s World Cancer Day is “Together it is possible.” The Canadian Cancer Society advocates for prevention through healthy living and early diagnosis through their screening programs.

From February 3-14, women in Cochrane will be able to book an appointment with Alberta Health Services' mobile breast cancer screening mammography service.

The mobile screening unit will be parked in the parking lot at the Urgent Care Services-Cochrane Community Health Centre, located at 60 Grande Boulevard.

The service is geared toward women between the ages of 50-69; women not in this age category must be referred by a doctor before booking an appointment, with the exception of women under the age of 40 who are not eligible to take part in the Screen Test program. Call 1-800-667-0604 to book an appointment.