THE BREASTSCREEN mobile screening van will visit South West Rocks from today through to January 27.
BreastScreen NSW provides free mammograms to eligible women aged between 50 and 74 across the State.
BreastScreen NSW is taking all necessary measures in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), to protect women, staff and the wider community. This includes:
- Pre-screening questions around personal health and travel
- Limiting the number of people in the clinic/van
- Practicing social distancing and providing hand sanitiser in waiting rooms
- A minimal contact check-in process
- Additional cleaning of equipment and commonly used surfaces.
Director of BreastScreen NSW North Coast Jane Walsh said a screening mammogram is one of the most important things older women can do for their health.
"Detecting breast cancer early increases your chance of survival while reducing the likelihood of invasive treatment, such as mastectomy or chemotherapy," Jane said.
"Around 90 per cent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history. This is why breast cancer screening is so important for all eligible women."
Jane said having a BreastScreen NSW van in South West Rocks makes it easier for local women to attend their recommended two-yearly screening.
"Bringing these vital services to South West Rocks means more local women can be screened. Life gets busy and we want women to make their health a priority."
The BreastScreen NSW van will be located behind the South West Rocks Country Club on the corner of Phillip Dr and Short St. The service is free and no referral is needed.
BreastScreen NSW mobile vans include the latest digital mammography technology and secure wireless communication system. The NSW Government, through the Cancer Institute NSW, is investing $62.1 million in breast cancer screening this financial year.
To book a mammogram with BreastScreen NSW, call 132-050 or visit book.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au.