Ru­ral screen­ing ser­vice hits road

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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.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

SCREEN­ING: The mo­bile unit.

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