The start of a new year is often a time when people set new goals and resolutions. It is also an opportunity for women to make a pledge to themselves to put their own breast health first and make time to attend for their free breastscreen.
A breastscreen is the best way to detect breast cancer early, well before a woman or her doctor can feel anything.
Finding breast cancer early provides women with the best possible chance of successful treatment and recovery.
Breast cancer is still the most common cancer diagnosed among women with one in eight Queensland women developing breast cancer at some stage in their life.
Most women diagnosed with breast cancer are over the age of 50 and have no family history of the disease.
BreastScreen Queensland has been providing quality, world-class breast cancer screening services to Queensland women for over 20 years and is the only nationally accredited breast cancer screening service in the state.
All women aged between 50 and 74 years are strongly encouraged to have a free breastscreen every two years. Women aged 40 to 49 and over 75 are also eligible to attend.
The breastscreen is done in private with a female radiographer and a doctor’s referral is not necessary.
BreastScreen Queensland is located at over 200 locations across the state with your local Service located in Rockhampton.
For peace of mind, why not make time to attend for this important health check at your preferred location.
Phone 13 20 50 today.
For more information visit BreastScreen Queensland's website.