Women urged to take advantage of BreastScreen van

The Central Coast Local Health District is encouraging women living on the Peninsula to take advantage of the BreastScreen NSW van while it is in Woy Woy.
The van is parked on the grounds of the Woy Woy CWA Hall and will remain there until July 5.
“As many as 52 women on the Peninsula have breast cancer but don’t know it because they haven’t had a mammogram in the past two years,” according to Health District communication officer Ms Lauren Nichols.
“More than 10,000 women aged 50 to 74 on the Peninsula are either overdue for a mammogram or have never had one.
“It’s a free, 20-minute appointment every two years that could save your life,” she said.
Women wanting to make an appointment can simply visit the van, book online through BreastScreen NSW’s website or phone 13 20 50.
Appointments are free for all women aged 40 and over.

SOURCE:
Social media, 23 May 2019
Lauren Nichols, Central Coast Health

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