Local Resident Lorraine Is “Grateful For New Mobile Site With Better Parking” …
The BreastScreen Queensland mobile unit now visits Eagleby each year. The Eagleby venue has been added to provide an easily accessible location for local women to attend their free breast screen. Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in Australian women. Regular breast screening aims to find breast cancer in its very early stages, which can increase treatment options and help save lives. Local resident Lorraine Ligteringen appreciates the importance of breast screening and attends for her breast screen every two years. “I regularly attend BreastScreen, having a mammogram is something I’ve always done,” Lorraine said. “When I get my reminder, I book in straight away. It’s important for women to look after their health. To make sure they know what’s going on in their bodies; as we don’t always know.”
The mobile unit is located at The Twin Rivers Centre, 104 River Hills Road, Eagleby until 1 July 2022, offering free breast screening to women 40 years and over without current breast cancer symptoms. Women aged 50 to 74 are strongly encouraged to attend as breast screening is most effective for this age group.
There are different benefits and risks of screening depending on an individual’s circumstances and age. Women in their forties, and those aged 75 or older, are encouraged to talk with their doctor to help them decide if screening is right for them.
Lorraine is grateful for the new mobile site at Eagleby. “I used to go to the mobile at Beenleigh; but coming to the new site at Eagleby was easier for me and had better parking.”
To book an appointment today visit breastscreen.qld.gov.au or call 13 20 50.