Call for Warwick women to get free breast screen
Women who live in Warwick are encouraged to get a free mammogram while the mobile breast screen clinic is in town.
The state-of-the-art mobile breast screening service is at the Warwick Hospital located next to McCarthy House until Thursday 19 December.
BreastScreen Queensland Toowoomba Service health promotion officer Alexandra Robbins-Hill said breast cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women on the Darling Downs, a trend that was reflected nationally.
“Across Australian, one-in-seven women hears the news that she has breast cancer,” Ms Robbins-Hills said.
“Early detection is so important as it can be found through a mammogram before it can be seen or felt.”
An early diagnosis can give women more treatment options and better health outcomes.
“The mobile vans that visit a variety of areas reguarly have state-of-the-art technology and specialist radiographers like we do at our permanent site in Toowoomba,” Ms Robbins-Hills said.
“I really encourage women to take advantage of having this screening service close to home.
“BreastScreen appointments only take around half an hour and they can save your life.
“A doctor’s referral is not needed to access this service.
The mobile breast screen service will be operating a Saturday clinic in Warwick on 23 November. Women in Allora are also encouraged to access this service.
BreastScreen Queensland recommends that women aged between 50 and 74 years have a breast screen every two years.
Women in their 40s and 75 years and over are also eligible for free breast screens in the BreastScreen Queensland program.
Call 13 20 50 or visit breastscreen.qld.gov.au to book your free mammogram today.