Rural screening service hits road
THE BreastScreen van has begun its latest round of rural visits this week.
The van will be hosting appointments in Childers between June 16 and 28 and then Howard from June 29 to July 8.
It provides women 40 years and older with a convenient way to attend and in particular, women between the ages of 50 and 74 are encouraged to book an appointment.
A mammogram is the best way of finding breast cancers early.
One in eight women in Australia will develop breast cancer in their lifetime and the risk of breast cancer increases dramatically after the age of 50, with 76% of women diagnosed in this age group.
In Australia, women diagnosed with breast cancer have better survival prospects than women in most other countries, so it is important to have a mammogram every two years to ensure you can be diagnosed early.
To make a booking phone 13 20 50.
SCREENING: The mobile unit.