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BreastScreen Queensland Mobile Service coming to Taroom, Miles and Wandoan

15 June 2018

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Women are encouraged to take advantage of BreastScreen Queensland’s state-of-the-art digital mobile service while it is in Taroom, Miles and Wandoan.

BreastScreen Queensland Toowoomba Service health promotion officer Alexandra Robbins-Hill said the accessibility of the mobile service provided a great opportunity for women to look after their health while remaining in their local communities.

"The mobile service visits selected rural locations every two years," Ms Robbins-Hill said.

"This is a great opportunity for women to book in for their first breast screen, or to come back for their regular two-yearly screen.

"We know that early detection of women’s cancers provides the best chance of survival and quality of life, so if you haven’t been keeping up-to-date with these important checks, now is the time to do so.

"Appointments don’t take long, so take advantage of the mobile van being in these local

Ms Robbins-Hill said all women aged 50 to 74 were encouraged to attend, although women over 40 and over 75 were still eligible.

Phone 13 20 50 to book a free breast screen with the mobile service when it is at:

  • Taroom Hospital (27 June – 4 July)
  • Wandoan Primary Health Centre (5 – 10 July)
  • Miles Hospital (11 – 20 July).

A doctor’s referral is not needed.

Last updated: 20 June 2018