Cancer screening heads to Bridgetown
AFTER a successful time in Manjimup, the BreastScreen WA mobile service will be heading to Bridgetown this Friday for a month.
The free service was completely booked out during its time in Manjimup, set up outside the indoor sports stadium, and women in the Bridgetown area are being encouraged to make their booking as soon as possible.
BreastScreen WA radiographer Judy Schroeder said she had been seeing about 28 women a day to provide free mammograms.
“The ladies have been lovely and our service has been well received,” she said.
“Our first couple of weeks in Bridgetown are filling up, so start booking.
“We’re looking forward to meeting the lovely ladies of Bridgetown.”
BreastScreen WA medical director Dr Elizabeth Wylie said a mammogram was the most effective method for the early detection of breast cancer.
“A free screening mammogram is one of the best things that women can do to look after their health,” she said.
“Breast screening saves lives and only takes 20 minutes.
“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.”
Dr Wylie said any woman with a persistent change in a breast should see her doctor immediately.
After BreastScreen WA can has finished its time in Bridgetown on November 15, it will then head to Boyup Brook and Nannup.
Book an appointment at www.breastscreen.health.wa.gov.au or call 13 20 50.