Nine out of 10 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease. Recognising the importance of breast screening for women over 40 the BreastScreen NSW North Coast mobile unit will be offering free screening mammograms for woman over 40.
‘Breast screening continues to be an important health check for women. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian women,’ said a spokesperson for Northern NSW Local Health District.
Appointments only take 20 minutes and are provided free all year around at Lismore and Tweed Heads while the mobile unit will be servicing local communities at the following North Coast locations:
Murwillumbah: 14 – 30 January (Knox Park car park)
Mullumbimby: 30 – 13 February (Dalley Street)
Ocean Shores: 14 February – 4 March (Ocean Shores Community Centre)
Find out other mobile screening locations on the North Coast on the breast screening website or book a free screening mammogram on 13 20 50.