October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – October 2021

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Tasmanian women, one in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 85.  

Are you aged 40-74 and haven’t breast screened yet?  

Do you know that BreastScreen Tasmania provides free mammograms for women over 40?  

Mammograms can detect up to 90 per cent of breast cancers. 

A BreastScreen mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. It is the best way to find cancer early. A screening mammogram can find breast cancer before it can be felt.  

Over 36,000 women visit BreastScreen Tasmania per year! BreastScreen Tasmania operates clinics in Hobart and Launceston and has two fully equipped mobile units that visit 30 regional and rural locations across the state.  

Screening once is not enough. It is important to BreastScreen every two years to find changes early.  

Finding breast cancer early provides the most successful outcomes.  

BreastScreen Tasmania continues to offer a safe and reliable service to Tasmanian women during COVID-19. So, if you are due for your next mammogram, don’t delay.  

BreastScreen every two years from age 40. It’s fast, free and saves lives. Call 13 20 50 today. 

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