Free breast checks in But­ler

Joondalup Weekender - - News -

Breast­Screen WA rolled one of its mo­bile clin­ics into But­ler for the first time this week.

BREAST­SCREEN WA rolled one of its mo­bile clin­ics into But­ler for the first time this week.

The mo­bile clinic will be parked at the Kings­bridge Re­serve bus bay, off Con­nolly Drive, un­til Septem­ber 14.

Breast­Screen WA has 11 per­ma­nent clin­ics and four mo­bile units that travel around WA. The pro­gram pro­vides free screen­ing mam­mo­grams through the mo­bile ser­vice to over­come the bar­rier some women face get­ting to per­ma­nent clin­ics.

The clos­est to But­ler is lo­cated in Wan­neroo.

Med­i­cal di­rec­tor Liz Wylie en­cour­aged women to have a free screen­ing mam­mo­gram.

“By tak­ing the time to have a reg­u­lar screen­ing mam­mo­gram ev­ery two years, women will in­crease their chances of de­tect­ing breast can­cer at an early stage,” Dr Wylie said. “Early de­tec­tion and treat­ment may save lives.”

Breast­Screen WA screens women 40 years and over, specif­i­cally tar­get­ing women aged 50 to 74 with no breast symp­toms.

Book on­line at www.breast­screen.health. wa.gov.au or call 13 20 50.

Breast­Screen WA ra­dio­g­ra­phers Carol-Ann Bal­lack and Sandy Bruce-Smith, Wan­neroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and health pro­mo­tion of­fi­cer Coby Pear­son.

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