THE BreastScreen NSW mobile van will visit Crookwell from Monday August 6 (yesterday) to Thursday August 16.
The highly-visible pink and purple van, the first in NSW with full-field digital technology, visits Crookwell once a year.
Director of BreastScreen NSW Debbie Lattimore, said the new digital technology will provide doctors with clearer images faster and improve early detection.
“BreastScreen is a free breast screening service for women aged 50 to 69 years,” Ms Lattimore said.
“Breast screening, also known as mammographic screening, is the process of looking for breast cancer in a population of women who have no symptoms. If you have a lump or nipple discharge please see your GP.
“With a 97 per cent survival rate when breast cancer is detected early, having a breast screen is vital.”
NSW women have a one in nine chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime making time for a breast screen every two years one of the most important healthy actions a woman over 50 can do.
“Regular breast screening with digital mammography equipment significantly increases the likelihood that breast cancers are found as early as possible and treated most effectively,” Ms Lattimore said.
“If you are a woman aged between 50 and 69 years old, I strongly encourage you to book your mammogram now.”
The mobile BreastScreen van will be located at the Crookwell Showground in East St, Crookwell. For appointments contact BreastScreen NSW on 13 20 50.