Research shows that having a screening mammogram every two years can significantly increase the chances of surviving breast cancer and more than 75% of breast cancers occur in women aged 50+. Don’t travel far and detect early by visiting the BreastScreen WA mobile service from August 22 til 24 on Bennett Street (outside the Dumbleyung Pool).
Unsure if you need to be checked? Symptoms of breast cancer include,
- a lump, lumpiness or thickening, especially if it is in only one breast
- changes in the size or shape of the breast
- changes to the nipple, such as a change in shape, crusting, sores or ulcers, redness, a clear or bloody discharge, or a nipple that turns in (inverted) when it used to stick out
- changes in the skin of the breast, such as dimpling or indentation, a rash, a scaly appearance, unusual redness or other colour changes
- swelling or discomfort in the armpit
Women aged 40 years and over can access the service for FREE when it visits Dumbleyung from August 22 til 24 and all are welcome to book an appointment. For more information or to book please visit www.breastscreen.health.wa.gov.au or call 13 20 50.