It's your turn, Peak Hill, the BreastScreen van is coming your way

BOOK NOW: The BreastScreen van is coming to Peak Hill in November. Picture: File
BOOK NOW: The BreastScreen van is coming to Peak Hill in November. Picture: File

BreastScreen NSW provides free mammograms to eligible women aged between 50 and 74 and now they're bringing the mobile screening van to Peak Hill.

The mobile screening van will visit Peak Hill from Thursday November 11 to Wednesday November 17.

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

The service is free and you don't need a referral.

Meg O'Brien, Manager, BreastScreen NSW (Greater Western) 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," she 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."

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

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

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BreastScreen NSW is taking all necessary measures in relation to COVID-19, 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 van
  • Providing surgical face masks
  • Practicing social distancing and providing hand sanitizer in waiting rooms
  • A minimal contact check-in process
  • Additional cleaning of equipment and commonly used surfaces.

The BreastScreen NSW van will be located at the Peak Hill Multipurpose Health Service.

The service is free and there's no referral needed.

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