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Who We Are

Vision

To reduce the mortality from breast cancer in Nova Scotia women aged 50-69 years of age by 30% within ten years following development of a province wide screening program.

Mission Statement

To provide quality standardized mammography access with timely assessment, informed patient navigation and appropriate follow-up of women who have abnormal mammograms on screening, through diagnostic work-ups in accredited work-up centers, before consideration of surgical alternatives.

Privacy of Personal Information

Frequently Asked Questions

The Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program (NSBSP) is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information contained in the NSBSP Screening and Diagnostic Databases. Management and protection of personal information in these databases is under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the FOIPOP Act) and other related laws.

1. Why does the NSBSP collect health information?

Program Functions

  • To provide cost effective breast screening for Nova Scotian women aged 50-60 (who numbered approximately 125,000 in 2010).
  • To develop standards, guidelines and policies to support a decentralized model of breast screening at multiple sites throughout Nova Scotia.
  • To monitor and evaluate dissemination, uptake, application and outcome of standards and guidelines.
  • To review the delivery of certain clinical services.
  • To provide continuing education for professionals and general education to the public.