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Free mammograms for Trundle, Tullamore residents in September

The BreastScreen will be coming to Trundle and Tullamore next month.
The BreastScreen will be coming to Trundle and Tullamore next month.

The mobile screening van will visit Tottenham, Tullamore and Trundle in early September, with dates to be announced.

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 sanitizer in waiting rooms
  • A minimal contact check-in process
  • Additional cleaning of equipment and commonly used surfaces

Meg O'Brien, Greater Western manager, says a screening mammogram is one of the most important things women aged 50-74 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," says Ms O'Brien.

"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."

Ms O'Brien says having a BreastScreen NSW van in Tottenham, Tullamore and Trundle makes it easier for women to attend their recommended two-yearly screening.

"Bringing these vital services to these towns' means more local women can be screened. Life gets busy and we want women to make their health a priority."

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The service is free and there's no for a doctors referral 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 $62.2 million in breast cancer screening this financial year.

To book a mammogram with BreastScreen NSW, call 13 20 50 or visit book.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au.

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