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BreastScreen services reopen in Wide Bay

BreastScreen services reopen in Wide Bay

Following a temporary suspension of routine breast screening across the State, our BreastScreen services are starting to screen again.

If you had an appointment cancelled, BreastScreen Wide Bay will contact you to schedule a new appointment.

BreastScreen Queensland is an important early detection service for women, which reduces illness and death from breast cancer. To make an appointment please call us on 07 4150 2840 or 13 20 50.

Please note that while online bookings are currently not available for Wide Bay services, you can still access your online account to view mail from BreastScreen Queensland, including reminders, forms, your results and update your personal details if needed.

We understand that some women may have concerns about attending screening at this time. If this is you, please talk to your doctor who knows you best, about whether breast screening at this time is right for you based on your individual circumstances.

The wellbeing of women and our staff is always our top priority and BreastScreen Queensland services are implementing a range of strategies to minimise and address risks from COVID-19 for women who attend for breast screening and our staff. As such, we ask that you reschedule your appointment if you are feeling unwell or you are required to self-quarantine or self-isolate due to COVID-19.

All women are encouraged to remain aware of the normal look and feel of their breasts. If you notice any changes please see your doctor immediately, do not wait until your next breast screen. Breast changes to look out for include:

  • a new lump or lumpiness, especially if it's only in one breast
  • a change in the size and shape of your breast
  • a change to the nipple, such as crusting, an ulcer, redness or the nipple pulled in
  • a discharge from your nipple that happens without squeezing the nipple
  • a change in the skin of the breast such as redness or dimpling or puckered skin
  • a pain that doesn't go away.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on 07 4150 2840 or 13 20 50.

For more information about COVID-19 or visit www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus

 

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Last updated: 25 March 2020