The BreastScreen mobile service is back at Lions Park Tin Can Bay from March 29 to April 16 and local women are encouraged to book a potentially life-saving breast screen.
Kelly Hart, Health Promotion Officer, BreastScreen Sunshine Coast said, “Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women with 1 in 7 Queensland women diagnosed by the age of 85.”
A breast screen can detect cancer early, before a woman or her doctor can feel anything, and regular breast screening is the most effective way to reduce deaths from breast cancer.
“Women aged 50-74 years are particularly encouraged to book their two-yearly breast screen with the mobile service while it is at Tin Can Bay.” Said Ms Hart. “Women aged 40 – 49 and over 75 can also attend this service for free”.
Ms Hart said, “Making a potentially life-saving breast screening appointment is simple, just pick up the phone and call 13 20 50 or book online at breastscreen.qld.gov.au.“
A breast screen takes less than 30 minutes and women do not need a doctor’s referral.
Women who can’t attend the mobile service while it’s at Tin Can Bay, can book an appointment at the Gympie BreastScreen Service located at Goldfields Plaza. This Service operates Mondays, Tuesdays and one Saturday each month.