If you are a woman aged 40 or over you can access the free screening mammography service in Margaret River which will arrive at the end of the month.
BreastScreen WA’s mobile service will be at a new location at 51 Wallcliffe Road, beside Margaret River Recreational Centre from November 28 to February 1, 2019.
Breast cancer is the most common life threatening cancer for women and one in eight women in Australia will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
Having a screening mammogram (breast x-ray) every two years significantly increases the chance of a woman surviving breast cancer and reduces the amount of treatment required.
More than 75 per cent of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50.
Screening mammograms may detect 70-90 per cent of breast cancers. Any woman with a persistent change in a breast should see her doctor immediately.
To make your free screening mammogram appointment, book online www.breastscreen.health.wa.gov.au or call 13 20 50.