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BreastScreen NSW provides free breast screening to women to support the early detection of breast cancer.

Director of BreastScreen North Coast, Jane Walsh, says 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.

‘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.’

Recommended biennial screenings

Walsh says having a BreastScreen NSW van in Mullumbimby makes it easier for women to attend their recommended two-yearly screening.

‘Bringing these vital services to Mullumbimby 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 Dalley Street, near the Fire Station & Cenotaph.

An appointment with BreastScreen NSW is free, takes less than 20 minutes and no doctor’s referral is needed.

• All women are invited by BreastScreen NSW 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 is equipped with a lift system to support women with health conditions or disability to have their mammogram. Women with additional needs are encouraged to let us know when booking their appointment.

The mobile screening van will be in Mullumbimby from 13 June to 13 July 2023.

To book a free mammogram with BreastScreen NSW, visit book.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au or call 13 20 50.


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