Breastscreen van visiting the Wheatbelt

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Breastscreen van visiting the Wheatbelt

If you are a woman aged 40 or over you can access the FREE screening mammography
service in Mukinbudin. BreastScreen WA’s mobile service will be located at Mukinbudin
Memorial Hall, Shadbolt Street from 14/11/2018 to 20/11/2018.

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.

The mobile service will then be moving to Wyalkatchem and Goomalling.
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

To make your free screening mammogram appointment – book online
www.breastscreen.health.wa.gov.au or call 13 20 50.

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