BreastScreen van coming to Wauchope ShowgroundNov 09, 2023
The BreastScreen NSW mobile screening van will be in Wauchope from 13-23 November 2023.
BreastScreen NSW provides free breast screening to women to support the early detection of breast cancer.
Acting Director of BreastScreen North Coast, Emma Cronin, said a regular breast screen is one of the most important things women 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.”
Emma says having a BreastScreen NSW van in Wauchope makes it easier for women to attend their recommended two-yearly screening.
“Bringing these vital services to Wauchope means more local women can be screened. Life gets busy and we want women to make their health a priority.”
The BreastScreen NSW van will be located at the Wauchope Showground.
An appointment with BreastScreen NSW is free, takes less than 20 minutes and no doctor’s referral is needed:
- BreastScreen NSW invites all women to screen every two years from age 50.
- Any woman with a family history of breast cancer should discuss their specific needs with their GP.
- Anyone with breast symptoms should contact their GP or health worker without delay.
The mobile screening van has a lift system to support people with health conditions or disabilities. Anyone with additional needs is encouraged to let us know when booking their appointment.
To book a free mammogram, visit book.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au or call 13 20 50.