Free Screening Mammography Service

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Multiple dates from Tuesday, December 19th to Friday, January 19th

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Visiting Pinjarra from 19th December 2017 - 19th January 2018

Price: FREE

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To make your free screening mammogram appointment – book online www.breastscreen.health.wa.gov.au or call 13 20 50.

If you are a woman aged 40 or over you can access the FREE screening mammography service in Pinjarra. BreastScreen WA’s mobile service will be located at Murray District Hospital, McKay Street from 19/12/2017 to 19/01/2018.

Breast cancer is the most common life threatening cancer for women and one in eight women in Australia will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

Having a screening mammogram (breast x-ray) every two years significantly increases the chance of a woman surviving breast cancer and reduces the amount of treatment required. More than 75% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. Research
shows that screening is most effective for this age group.


BreastScreen WA’s Medical Director Dr Elizabeth Wylie, said screening mammography was the most effective method for early detection of breast cancer. “Screening every two years is vitally important to increase the chance of a breast cancer being detected when it is too small to feel or be noticed. Finding a cancer at this early stage often means that the breast cancer is small and more treatable”.
“A free screening mammogram is one of the best things that women can do to look after their health. Breast screening saves lives and only takes 20 minutes,” said Dr Wylie. Screening mammograms may detect up to 90% of breast cancers.

Any woman with a persistent change in a breast should see her doctor immediately. The mobile service will then be moving to Serpentine, Waroona and Harvey. BreastScreen WA encourages women to make an informed decision about having a mammogram. For more information please visit the BreastScreen WA website www.breastscreen.health.wa.gov.au


To make your free screening mammogram appointment – book online www.breastscreen.health.wa.gov.au or call 13 20 50.


Early detection is your best protection.

Venue

Murray Disctrict Hospital
McKay Street
Pinjarra

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