Free mammograms for Albany women
2 May 2018 08:00am - 18 September 2018 17:00 PMHow to book:
To make your free screening mammogram appointment – book online www.breastscreen.health.wa.gov.au or call 13 20 50.
If you are a woman aged 50 or over, then you can access the FREE screening mammography service in Albany. BreastScreen WA’s mobile service will be located at Albany Health Campus, front carpark off Warden Avenue from 2 May to 18 September this year.
Breast cancer is the most common life threatening cancer for women and one in eight women in Australia will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
Having a screening mammogram (breast x-ray) every two years significantly increases the chance of a woman surviving breast cancer and reduces the amount of treatment required. More than 75% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. Research shows that screening is most effective for this age group.
BreastScreen WA’s Medical Director Dr Elizabeth Wylie, said screening mammography was the most effective method for early detection of breast cancer.
Screening mammograms may detect 70-90% of breast cancers.
Any woman with a persistent change in a breast should see her doctor immediately.
The mobile service will then be moving to Kalgoorlie and Narrogin.
BreastScreen WA encourages women to make an informed decision about having a mammogram. For more information please visit the BreastScreen WA website www.breastscreen.health.wa.gov.au
Early detection is your best protection.