Don’t miss the bus! Book your BreastScreen appointment now.
BreastScreen Queensland mobile service will be at the Lions Park, Tin Can Bay from 20 March to 6 April offering free breast cancer screening for women 40 years and over.
Gillian Duffy, BreastScreen Queensland Health Promotion Officer, said ‘You don’t need a doctor’s referral for a breast screen and your appointment takes less than 30 minutes.’
Women aged 50 – 74 are encouraged to have a breast screen every two years, as studies show that this age group benefits the most from regular screening. Finding breast cancer early can increase treatment options and save lives.
‘We are taking bookings now for our Tin Can Bay visit.’ Ms Duffy said. ‘So call us today and don’t miss the bus.’
BreastScreen Queensland also has permanent services at Goldfields Plaza, Gympie, Nambour Hospital and Goodchap St, Noosaville.
For more information, to update contact details, or to make an appointment call 13 20 50 or visit breastscreen.qld.gov.au
Click here to watch a video explaining what to expect at a breast screen appointment.
- 75% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are over 50. Younger women do get breast cancer, but the risk of breast cancer increases dramatically after the age of 50.
- 9 out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer have NO family history of the disease. While women with a family history of breast cancer are more at risk, most women diagnosed have no family history of the disease at all.
- A breast screen every two years is the best way to detect breast cancer early, well before you or your doctor can feel anything.