The pink BreastScreen bus will be in Queenstown on the 3rd January until the 19th January and in Strahan on the 22nd January until the 2nd February. If you are a woman over 40, don’t delay making your appointment.
If your mammogram is due, making an appointment is easy, just call 13 20 50.
The service is free. A mammogram every two years is the best way to detect breast cancer early. Early detection can save lives because smaller cancers are more likely to be successfully treated.
If you are not sure when you are due or would like to book your first appointment, just call 13 20 50.
DID YOU KNOW :
- 1 in 8 Tasmanian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some stage in their life.
- Screening mammograms can detect breast cancer in its early stages.
- If you’re a woman aged over 40, call now and book a free mammogram
- Appointments are available and you don’t need a referral from your doctor.
- Call BreastScreen Tasmania NOW on 13 20 50 to make an appointment.
- It will just cost you a local call, and it could save your life.
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian women and is a major cause of cancer related deaths.
- Each year more than 300 Tasmanian women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and around 60 Tasmanian women die from the disease.
- A mammogram every two years is the best way we have to detect breast cancer early, when treatment is most likely to be successful.
- All women over 40 years with no breast problems are eligible for a free mammogram every two years under the national BreastScreen program.
- Women of all ages are encouraged to see their doctor if they notice any changes to the normal look and feel of their breasts.