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12 November, 2021

Free Breast - Screen Mobile Service in Cairns and Tablelands

BreastScreen Queensland (BSQ) Cairns Service will be providing free breast screening in the Cairns and Tablelands region for several months from early November.


Their Mobile Service will be located at Kuranda from 8 to 16 November, before heading on to Raintrees Shopping Centre, Gordonvale, Mareeba, Edmonton, and Wuchopperen Health Service (Manoora). 

BSQ Cairns Health Promotion Officer Ms Sandra Peut encouraged local women to attend the free Service while it was in their area. 

“Our Mobile Service visits every two years, and we urge women to take advantage of this opportunity by booking a free breast screen. Women in Cairns can also access our clinic at 116 McLeod Street all year round.” 

“Taking 30 minutes to look after your health and have a breast screen every two years offers peace of mind, and our experienced female staff make the whole process quick and easy,” Ms Peut said. 

Dr Amanda Blinco, Clinical Director at BSQ Cairns, said that one in seven Queensland women will develop breast cancer at some stage in their life. 

“Having a regular two-yearly breast screen, or screening mammogram, remains the best way to detect small breast cancers early for better health outcomes,” Dr Blinco said. 

“Early detection can save your life, providing the best chance of effective treatment, increased survival, and improved quality of life.” 

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


Breast - Screen Mobile Service Screening Details:

  • Kuranda (St Christopher’s Church grounds) 8 - 16 November 
  • Raintrees Shopping Centre 18 – 24 November 
  • Gordonvale – Alley Park 22 November – 6 December 
  • Mareeba Hospital 7 – 17 December and 4 January – 18 March 2022 
  • Edmonton (Balance Medical, Walker Rd) 4 – 17 Jan 2022 Wuchopperen Health Service, 
  • Manoora 19 - 21 Jan 2022

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