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Breast Screen Van in Brunswick Heads and Casino

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The Bruns BreastScreen NSW van is located in Banner Park, Mullumbimbi Street. Photo supplied.

The mobile screening van will be in Brunswick Heads from today, August 28, to 12 September and Casino from September 4 to October 9.

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

The Casino BreastScreen NSW van will be located at Graham Place, adjacent to the Library. Photo supplied.

Jane Walsh, Director of BreastScreen North Coast, 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.’

BreastScreen van makes it easier to attend two-yearly screening

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

‘Bringing these vital services to Brunswick Heads and Casino means more local women can be screened. Life gets busy and we want women to make their health a priority.’

The Bruns BreastScreen NSW van will be located at Banner Park, Mullumbimbi Street and the Casino van will be located at Graham Place, adjacent to the Library.

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.

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

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