Breastscreen NSW Mobile van coming to Ivanhoe 4-5 May 2022
The mobile screening van will visit Ivanhoe on Wednesday 4 May and Thursday 5 May 2022. BreastScreen NSW provides free mammograms to eligible women aged between 50 and 74 across the State.
BreastScreen NSW is taking all necessary measures in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), to protect women, staff and the wider community. This includes:
- Pre-screening questions around personal health and travel
- Limiting the number of people in the clinic/van
- Practicing social distancing and providing hand sanitizer in waiting rooms
- A minimal contact check-in process
- Additional cleaning of equipment and commonly used surfaces.
Meg O'Brien, Manager, BreastScreen NSW (Greater Western) says a screening mammogram is one of the most important things women aged 50-74 can do for their health.
'Detecting breast cancer early increases your chance of survival while reducing the likelihood of invasive treatment, such as mastectomy or chemotherapy.
'Around 90 per cent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history. This is why breast cancer screening is so important for all eligible women.'
Ms O'Brien says having a BreastScreen NSW van in Ivanhoe makes it easier for women to attend their recommended two-yearly screening.
'Bringing these vital services to Ivanhoe means more local women can be screened. Life gets busy and we want women to make their health a priority.'
The BreastScreen NSW van is in town from Wednesday 4 May and Thursday 5 May 2022 and is located at Ivanhoe Hospital grounds, 11 Columbus Street, Ivanhoe NSW 2878. The service is free and there's no referral needed.
The mobile clinic visiting Ivanhoe is equipped with a lift system to support women with health conditions or disability to have their mammogram. Women with additional needs are encouraged to let us know when booking their appointment.
BreastScreen NSW mobile vans include the latest digital mammography technology and secure wireless communication system. The NSW Government, through the Cancer Institute NSW, is investing $65.1 million in breast cancer screening this financial year.
To book a mammogram with BreastScreen NSW, call +61 132050 or visit book.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au.