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BreastScreen Queensland van to call Bribie Island home for the winter 



The free BreastScreen Queensland mobile service is back at the Bribie Island Library until mid-August, to give local women convenient access to breast screening.    

 

BreastScreen Queensland will be providing the usual friendly, fast and high-quality service that Bribie women have come to expect, with appointment times ranging from 7.20 am to 5.30 pm. 

 

BreastScreen Queensland Sunshine Coast Health Promotion Officer Kelly Hart highlighted that Queensland women cannot afford to skip breast screens, as statistics showed they had a one in seven chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85.  

 

“This is why it is so important that women have regular breast screens every two years.  Once is simply not enough,” she said. “A 30-minute breast screen every two years could literally save a woman’s life and ensure they are there for their family in the future.    

“What screening does is bring forward the time at which breast cancer can be diagnosed, so that the cancer can be found when it’s small, confined to the breast and hasn’t spread to the lymph nodes”.  

 

BreastScreen Queensland offers free breast screening for women 40 years and over. As well as the mobile service that visits Bribie Island every year, BreastScreen Queensland has a permanent service at the Lakes Centre, King St, Caboolture offering early, late and Saturday appointments.  

 

To learn more call 13 20 50 or visit breastscreen.qld.gov.au 

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