New BreastScreen service aids cancer fight

New BreastScreen service aids cancer fight

Redcliffe's new BreastScreen service has opened, making screening more accessible for women in the Moreton Bay Region

The facility, at 31 Anzac Ave, has replaced the service previously at Kippa-Ring.

It will deliver an extra 1000 screens a year for the Metro North region.

Service Director Dr Jane Brazier said it would be vital in helping detect breast cancer in older women.

“A breast screen every two years for women aged between 50 and 74 can make such a difference, especially if you detect breast cancer early,” she said.

"If you know women between the age of 50 and 74 years please support and encourage them to take the time for a breast screen even during their very busy lives.

“I am fortunate to be able help women live longer lives as part of this role.”

Breast cancer facts: 

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian women, with nine out of 10 women being diagnosed having no family history of breast cancer.

Breast screening can find breast cancer early, before it can be seen or felt by a woman or her doctor, meaning there are more treatment options.

The BreastScreen Redcliffe service has ample parking, is close to public transport and can cater for after hours appointments.

To book, phone 13 20 50 or visit breastscreen.qld.gov.au

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