BreastScreen mobile clinic soon to visit Boorowa

BreastScreen mobile clinic soon to visit Boorowa

The BreastScreen NSW mobile screening clinic will visit Boorowa from August 16 to 20, providing free mammograms to eligible women aged between 50 and 74.

Women from Rye Park, Murringo and Rugby are also encouraged to attend.

The mobile clinic will be located on Pudman Street, opposite Park Street.

The service is free and there's no referral needed.

BreastScreen NSW is taking all necessary measures in relation to COVID-19, to protect women, staff and the wider community.

This includes:

  • Pre-screening questions around personal health and travel
  • Limiting the number of people in the van
  • Practicing social distancing and providing hand sanitiser in waiting rooms
  • A minimal contact check-in process
  • Additional cleaning of equipment and commonly used surfaces

Bronwyn Morley, Designated Radiographer, BreastScreen NSW (Greater Southern) says a screening mammogram is one of the most important things women aged 50-74 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," she said.

"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."

Mrs Morley said having a BreastScreen NSW mobile screening clinic in Boorowa makes it easier for women to attend their recommended two-yearly screening.

"Bringing these vital services to Boorowa means more local women can be screened. Life gets busy and we want women to make their health a priority."

BreastScreen NSW mobile clinics include the latest digital mammography technology and secure wireless communication system.

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