Free breast check-ups: step on up

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
BreastScreen WA mobile van team members Felicity Drew and Liz Skret encourage Bridgetown women to book their free mammogram.
Camera IconBreastScreen WA mobile van team members Felicity Drew and Liz Skret encourage Bridgetown women to book their free mammogram. Credit: Tari Jeffers

Women in Bridgetown and surrounds are being encouraged to be aware of their breast health and sign up for a free mammogram.

Having been in Manjimup for more than a month, the mobile BreastScreen WA van has moved to Bridgetown today and will remain until late November.

The van is set up on Spencer Street in the town square.

A mammogram every two years increases the chance of a woman surviving breast cancer and reduces the amount of treatment required.

BreastScreen WA medical director Dr Elizabeth Wylie said screening mammography was the most effective way for early detection of breast cancer.

“Finding a cancer at this early stage often means that the breast cancer is small and more treatable,” she said.

“A free screening mammogram is one of the best things that women can do to look after their health.

“Breast screening saves lives and only takes 20 minutes.”

After the van finishes in Bridgetown on November 25, it will move to Boyup Brook and Narrogin.

Book online at breastscreen.health.wa.gov.au or call 13 20 50.

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