Breast checks available at unit

SCREEN: The big BreastScreen SA bus is hard to miss. It is set up at the South Coast District Hospital until late November. Photo: Supplied.
SCREEN: The big BreastScreen SA bus is hard to miss. It is set up at the South Coast District Hospital until late November. Photo: Supplied.

Free mammograms are available for women aged between 50 and 74 at the BreastScreen SA mobile screening unit, which is set up at the South Coast District Hospital until the end of the month.

The unit allows women to keep on top of their regular checks without having to head to Adelaide.

Cancer Council SA’s Alana Sparrow said early detection through regular screening saved lives, and people needed to not be complacent.

“Catching breast cancer early gives women the best chance for effective treatment, which is why all women aged 50 to 74 should take advantage of free mammograms through BreastScreen SA, who travel to their communities and make regular screening convenient and accessible,” she said.

To book an appointment or find out more about the BreastScreen SA mobile screening units, call 13 20 50 or visit www.breastscreensa.sa.gov.au

For more information about breast cancer visit www.cancersa.org.au 

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