Free breast cancer screening returning to Kilcoy
Kilcoy women are encouraged to put their health first and book a two-yearly breast screen while the service is in the area.
The BreastScreen mobile service will return to Kilcoy Hospital from Thursday 2 to Thursday 9 July.
BreastScreen Queensland has implemented a range of strategies to minimise and address risk from COVID-19 for women who attend for breast screening and staff.
Women who have concerns about attending screening at this time should talk with their doctor about whether breast screening at this time is right, based on individual circumstances.
BreastScreen Queensland is an important early detection service for women, which reduces illness and death from breast cancer.
Women aged 50 to 74 are strongly encouraged to have regular two-yearly breast screens. The BreastScreen Queensland Program is provided free to women aged 40 and over.
Early morning appointments starting from 7.50am have been scheduled to accommodate busy, working women.
A breast screen takes less than thirty minutes and women do not need a doctor’s referral. To make an appointment call 13 20 50 or visit breastscreen.qld.gov.au
75 per cent of women diagnosed with breast cancer are over 50 years of age
Younger women do get breast cancer, but the risk of breast cancer increases dramatically after the age of 50.
Nine out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer have NO family history of the disease.
While women with a family history of breast cancer are more at risk, most women diagnosed have no family history of the disease at all.