1 in 7 women in NSW will develop breast cancer in their lifetime

Published:
02/06/2021

Key risks factors for developing breast cancer are being female and getting older. What’s more 9 out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a family history. 

The BreastScreen NSW program is free for women aged 50 to 74 years. Women are recommended to have a breast screen every two years. Mammograms (also called breast screens) can detect very small breast cancers before they can be seen or felt. By detecting breast cancer early, mammograms not only save lives but also reduce the likelihood of a woman needing invasive treatment, such as a mastectomy or chemotherapy.

That’s why mammograms are so important. 

An appointment with BreastScreen NSW is free and will take around 20 minutes. BreastScreen NSW provides services to over 200 locations across NSW, including in rural and remote areas. 

If you’re aged 50 to 74 we urge you to book a free breast screen today. 

Your BreastScreen NSW service is located at Brookvale, Hornsby, Wahroonga and St Leonards. It’s easy to book either online, or by calling 13 20 50. 

For more information about our service, visit https://www.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au/
 

Author:
BreastScreen

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