Women urged to get breasts checked
A free mobile mammography service for women aged 40 and over will be in Karratha for its annual visit from this week.
BreastScreen WA’s mobile centre will be running appointments at Frank Butler Community Centre carpark in Hunt Way from October 27-November 8.
The service is free and open to all women over 40, with its target demographic local women aged 50-74.
BreastScreen WA medical director Dr Elizabeth Wylie said screening mammography was the most effective method to detect breast cancer early.
“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,” she said.
“Finding a cancer at this early stage often means that the breast cancer is small and more treatable.”
Screening mammograms can detect up to 90 per cent of breast cancers.
To make an appointment, call 13 20 50. For more information, visit breastscreen.health.wa.gov.au or Facebook page BreastScreen WA.