Can­cer screen­ing heads to Bridgetown

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Times News - Tari Jef­fers

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.

Judy Schroeder

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