Breastscreen van coming to the Wollondilly Shire

The mobile BreastScreen van.
The mobile BreastScreen van.

The BreastScreen NSW mobile screening van is coming to Wollondilly Shire, providing free mammograms to eligible women aged between 50 and 74.

The mobile screening van will visit Picton from Monday, June 1 to Friday June 19 and will be located at the Davidson Lane car park, off Menangle St, near St Mark's Anglican Church.

The service is free and there is no need for a referral.

BreastScreen NSW Clinical Director of the South Western Sydney Local Health District Dr Patsy Soon said a screening mammogram is one of the most important things women aged 50-74 can do for their health.

"Around 90 per cent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease, this is why breast cancer screening is so important for all eligible women and detecting breast cancer early increases your chance of survival while reducing the likelihood of invasive treatment, such as mastectomy or chemotherapy," Dr Soon said.

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

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

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

heir measures include; pre-screening questions around personal health and travel, limiting the number of people in the clinic/van, practising physical distancing and providing hand sanitiser in waiting rooms.

There is also a minimal contact check-in process as well as additional cleaning of equipment and commonly used surfaces.

To book a mammogram with BreastScreen NSW, call 13 20 50 or visit

book.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au

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