BreastScreen NSW mobile breast screening unit visits villages

Women in Trundle, Tullamore and Tottenham are being encouraged to  make a booking to have a mammogram while the BreastScreen NSW mobile breast screening unit is in town.

Women in Trundle, Tullamore and Tottenham are being encouraged to make a booking to have a mammogram while the BreastScreen NSW mobile breast screening unit is in town.

The BreastScreen NSW mobile breast screening unit is coming to Tottenham, Tullamore and Trundle this month.

The van will be at the Tottenham Hospital, offering free screening mammograms to all women aged 50-74 years from September 25-27.

The van will then move onto Tullamore, in Haylock Street near the pool, from September 28 to October 4 and Trundle Hospital from October 5-10.

Local women are encouraged to make a booking to have a mammogram while the mobile unit is in town.

One in eight women in NSW will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

For women over the age of 50, a screening mammogram is the best way of finding breast cancer early. Breast screening can find cancers before they can be felt or noticed.

Despite these figures, only around one in two women in NSW are receiving their regular mammogram through BreastScreen NSW.

Women in the Western NSW Local Health District are being urged to have their regular breast screen even if they have no family history of breast cancer, as nine in 10 women diagnosed with the disease have no hereditary links.

It is a free service that only takes 20 minutes and it could save your life.

Call 13 20 50 today to make a booking or pop into the van while it is in Tottenham, Tullamore and Trundle.

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