Free mammograms available in February for Esperance women

Photo: Jake Dietsch.
Photo: Jake Dietsch.

Free mammograms for Esperance women aged 40 or over will be available soon.

BreastScreen WA’s mobile service will be parked off James Street, next to the RSL Memorial Park from February 5, to February 22, 2019.

One in eight Australian women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. 

Mammograms every two years significantly increase the chance of surviving breast cancer and reduce the amount of treatment needed.

More than 75 per cent of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50.

BreastScreen WA medical director Dr Elizabeth Wylie said mammograms were the most effective method for early detection. 

“Screening every two years is vitally important to increase the chance of a breast cancer being detected when it is too small to feel or be noticed,” she said.

“Finding a cancer at this early stage often means that the breast cancer is small and more treatable.”

Mammograms detect 70 to 90 per cent of breast cancers. 

Any woman with a persistent change in her breast should see her doctor straight away.

For more information visit the BreastScreen WA website.  

Bookings can be made online by clicking here or calling 13 20 50.