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Free cervical cancer and breast screening in Deniliquin

Murrumbidgee Local Health District’s Women’s Health Nurses will visit Deniliquin on 29 and 30 May to provide cervical screening (pap smears) while the mobile BreastScreen NSW van is visiting.

The free cervical screening targets Aboriginal women, women with a disability and women from a non-English speaking background.

The nurses will be located at the Community Health Centre and, while booking are not necessary, appointments can confirmed on 5882 2900.

For all enquiries, please contact Veronica Ward, Women’s Health Nurse Team Leader, on 0475 982 601.

The BreastScreen van will be in Deniliquin from 29 May to 7 July and all local women aged 50-74 are encouraged to make an appointment.

Director of BreastScreen NSW Debbie Lattimore said the van’s digital technology provides doctors with clearer images faster and improves early detection.

“BreastScreen is a free breast screening service for women aged 50-74 years,” Ms Lattimore said.

“Breast screening, also known as mammographic screening, is the process of looking for breast cancer in a population of women who have no symptoms. If you have a lump or nipple discharge please see your GP.

“With a 97 per cent survival rate when breast cancer is detected early, having a breast screen is vital.”

NSW women have a one in nine chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime making time for a breast screen every two years one of the most important healthy actions a woman over 50 can do.

“Regular breast screening with digital mammography equipment significantly increases the likelihood that breast cancers are found as early as possible and treated most effectively,” Ms Lattimore said.

“Online bookings are open for routine rescreen clients with a code and web address appearing on your reminder letter so you can book easily via the web,” Ms Lattimore added.

The mobile BreastScreen van will be located at Waring Gardens next to the CWA building, corner of Harrison and Edwardes Streets.

Don’t delay: phone now for appointments on 13 20 50.

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