BreastScreen NSW centre opens in Hornsby

Published 20th February, 2014 in Health

Women will have access to enhanced screening services, and extended hours, at the new BreastScreen NSW screening centre in the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital.

Patient undergoing mammogram scan
Patient undergoing mammogram scan

The new centre is expected to screen more than 5000 women in its first year of operation – a 40 per cent increase on the former BreastScreen NSW site in Hornsby.

While opening the centre, NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner encouraged all women aged over 50 to undergo a screening mammogram every two years.

“One in nine women in NSW will develop breast cancer in their lifetime,” Mrs Skinner said. “And we know that these women have a strong chance of survival if the cancer is detected early.”

The centre is located in the former Lindsay Madew Unit at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, which underwent a $4 million renovation.

BreastScreen NSW offers free mammograms to women aged 50 to 74. Women can register by visiting www.bsnsw.org.au or calling 13 20 50. 

Published 20th February, 2014 in Health