Free breast checks in Butler
Breast-Screen 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.