The month of May could be a great opportunity for everyone to encourage those very dear to us, our Mums, to book an appointment to have a breast screen.
Of course there are those who already have a breast screen and we congratulate them all for being proactive in ensuring they are up to date with their breast health.
However there are still large numbers of women who do not have regular breast screens and as a family member or friend, we need to help them make a decision that could save their life.
BreastScreen Queensland Brisbane Northside Service Director Dr Jane Brazier said having access to our Keperra service was very beneficial for those women who lived in and around the Hills District.
‘We know people get busy or just forget to go, but we also know having a breast screen every two years is something every woman should do for herself, her family and for peace of mind,’ she said.
‘Breast cancer is still the most common cancer diagnosed among women and over 75 per cent of women who develop breast cancer are over the age of 50.’
All women aged between 50 and 74 years are strongly encouraged to have a breast screen every two years however women from the age of 40 are also eligible to attend.
The whole procedure takes less than 30 minutes, a GP referral is not required and it is free.
The BreastScreen Queensland Keperra Service is located in the North West Community Health Centre, 49 Corrigan Street, Keperra. Appointments can be made by phoning 13 20 50 or book online at www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au