Roma and Injune women over the age of 40 can now take advantage of BreastScreen Queensland’s state-of-the-art digital mobile service when it comes to visit next month.
Looking after your health while still staying in your town has never been easier with the mobile service located at Injune Hospital from the 4th to the 5th May and at the Roma Hospital from the 10th May to the 24th June.
It’s a great opportunity for women in the South West to book in for their first breast screen or to come back for their regular two yearly screen.
BreastScreen Queensland Health Promotion Officer Shenaed Bliss says the mobile service selects rural locations every two years and is always very well received.
“In 2015 more than 15,000 Australian women were diagnosed with breast cancer,” Ms Bliss says.
“One in eight Queensland women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and of those 90 per cent will have no family history of the illness.”
“That’s why we encourage all women aged 40 and over to have a free breast screen every two years and also be sure to carry out regular breast checks.”
“We know that early detection of women’s cancers provides the best chance of survival and quality of life, so if you haven’t been keeping up-to-date with these important checks, now is the time to do so,” Ms Bliss explains.
Ms Bliss encourages women aged 40 and over to have a breast screen test every two years and women aged 18 and over to have a pap smear every two years too.
“If you find something unusual, or have any concerns about your breast health, see your GP as soon as possible,” Ms Bliss says.
“This service is coordinated by a registered nurse who can provide free and confidential advice about sexual health, continence, menopause, contraception and general wellbeing as well as provide cervical screening.”
Women living in the Roma and Injune areas can phone now to book a free breast screen with the mobile service on 13 20 50, a doctor’s referral is not required.
To gain further information about the Mobile Women’s Health Service in the South West, phone 4650 5064 or 0437 334 980 today.