More women than ever before soon will have the opportunity to access breast screening through BreastScreen Queensland.
Women aged between 50 and 74 will be able to have their screening performed by BreastScreen Queensland every two years. Previously only women aged between 50 and 69 were eligible for the screening process.
Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said she welcomed the opportunity for even more women to access the services.
“BreastScreen Queensland has recently has implemented a successful rollout of digital mammography technology across all services,” Ms Simpson said.
“The number of fixed and mobile screening facilities have been increased to meet population growth in Queensland.”
“This will provide greater access to vital breast screening services for Queensland women.”
Ms Simpson urged women aged 50 – 74 to contact their local BreastScreen Queensland centre to access their free mammogram.
“A breast screen is the best method available for detecting cancer early.”
“If breast cancer is detected early, there are increased treatment and management options.”
“A referral from your doctor is not required and the service is free.”
To make an appointment, call 13 20 50 (local call) to be automatically connected to your nearest BreastScreen Queensland service.