17 June, 2021
Free Breast Screening
BREASTSCREEN Queensland Cairns Service is providing free breast screens in the southern Tablelands until mid-July.
Their Mobile Service is currently located in front of Ravenshoe Health Centre, remaining there until early July before visiting Mt Garnet (Zinc Street).
Health Promotion Officer Ms Sandra Peut encouraged local women to attend the free Service while it was in their area.
“Our Mobile Service visits Ravenshoe and Mt Garnet every two years, and we urge women to take advantage of this opportunity by booking a free breast screen.
“Regular two-yearly screening at BreastScreen Queensland offers peace of mind, and our dedicated female staff will set your mind at ease and answer any questions you may have.”
One in seven women in Australia will develop breast cancer at some stage in their life. A breast screen is the best way to find breast cancer in its earliest stages for better health outcomes.
“A breast screen can detect small abnormal changes, often before they can be seen or felt by a woman or her doctor,” Ms Peut said.
Women aged between 50 and 74 are strongly recommended to have a breast screen every two years, as 75% of breast cancer diagnoses are in this age group. Women in their 40s and those aged over 75 are also eligible for the free service every two years.
Appointments can be made by phoning 13 20 50 or online at www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au.
BreastScreen Mobile Service Screening Details:
Ravenshoe Health Centre, Kuradilla Street June 14 to July 9 and Mt Garnet, Zinc Street July 13 and 14.