Two-year wait before van returns
THE BreastScreen Queensland Wide Bay Service mobile van will miss the North Burnett this month and instead will visit Murgon, Cherbourg and Maryborough.
BreastScreen Queensland Wide Bay service manager Di Dingle said the van only visited the region every two years and was not expected to return until 2019.
“The BreastScreen Queensland Wide Bay Service mobile van visited Mundubbera and the neighbouring North Burnett towns of Gayndah, Eidsvold, Monto and Biggenden in February and March of this year,” she said.
Mrs Dingle said those who missed the appointments earlier this year could attend in Wide Bay later this month. She said it was particularly important for indigenous women to have a mammogram as their rate of breast cancer has increased since 2016.
“Our 2016 data shows only 46.3% for indigenous women between 50-74 years of age have had a mammogram, which is well below the overall Wide Bay participation rate,” she said.
To make an appointment at the mobile clinic, phone 13 20 50.