Bookings open for Breast Screening in Corowa

Published on 10 January 2018

Breast Screen NSW Van

Corowa district women aged 50-74 are encouraged to make an appointment with the BreastScreen NSW mobile van which will be in town from 15 January to February 2.

The van’s digital technology provides doctors with clearer images faster and improves early detection.

"BreastScreen is a free breast screening service for women aged 50-74 years," BreastScreen NSW Director Debbie Lattimore said.

"Breast screening, also known as mammographic screening, is the process of looking for breast cancer in a population of women who have no symptoms.

"If you have a lump or nipple discharge please see your GP."

Director Lattimore said with a 97 per cent survival rate when breast cancer is detected early, having a breast screen is vital.

"NSW women have a one in nine chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime making time for a breast screen every two years one of the most important healthy actions a woman over 50 can do," she said.

"Regular breast screening with digital mammography equipment significantly increases the likelihood that breast cancers are found as early as possible and treated most effectively.

"If you are a woman aged between 50-74 years old, I strongly encourage you to book your mammogram now."

Online bookings are open for routine rescreen clients with a code and web address appearing on your reminder letter so you can book easily via the web.

The mobile BreastScreen van will be located at the Federation Council carpark in Edward Street.

Don’t delay, phone now for appointments on 13 20 50.