Book in for free breast screen­ing

Weekend Courier - - Opinion -

BREAST­SCREEN WA will bring one of its sta­teof-the-art mo­bile clin­ics to Kwinana’s Koor­liny Arts Cen­tre carpark from Mon­day to April 6.

Breast­Screen WA recog­nised the clos­est per­ma­nent clinic to Kwinana is Rock­ing­ham, and for some women, trav­el­ling would be an is­sue.

To ease this bar­rier, Breast­Screen WA will en­cour­age el­i­gi­ble ladies to book in for their free screen­ing mam­mo­gram.

Breast­Screen WA’s med­i­cal di­rec­tor Liz Wylie said she en­cour­aged women to have a free screen­ing mam­mo­gram as early de­tec­tion and treat­ment could save lives.

“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,” she said.

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

Ap­point­ments for the Kwinana visit are now open.

To make a book­ing go to www.breast screen.health.wa.gov.au or phone 13 20 50.

The Breast­Screen WA mo­bile clinic.

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