New breast clinic opens
A new purpose-built breast screen clinic has been opened in Wanneroo, providing local women easier access to screening mammograms.
WA Health Minister Kim Hames said the new clinic at the Wanneroo ECU Health Centre, co-located with the GP Super Clinic in the Wanneroo town centre, in northern Perth was a convenient location making it easier for women in the Joondalup-Wanneroo area to be screened.
The new site replaces the Joondalup Clinic and provides easier access to screening mammograms for local women, with an additional screening unit, ample free parking, easy access to public transport and improved facilities for women with disabilities.
"This month is breast cancer awareness month, an ideal time to make that first screening appointment or a follow-up appointment if it's been more than two years since your last screening.
"One in eight Australian women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. A screening mammogram every two years significantly increases the chance of a woman surviving breast cancer and reduces the amount of treatment required."
BreastScreen WA (BSWA) has eight other metropolitan clinics: Cannington, Cockburn, Padbury, Midland, Mirrabooka, Perth City, David Jones Rose Clinic (Hay Street, Perth), and Rockingham.
BSWA provides free breast screening mammograms to WA women aged 40 years and over, but specifically targets women aged 50-74 years who are invited to attend a screening mammogram appointment every two years.
BSWA performs more than 100,000 mammograms each year State-wide.
Women aged 40 years and over who have attended the service before and women who have received their invitation to attend, can book an appointment at any of BSWA's Perth metropolitan clinics at http://www.breastscreen.health.wa.gov.au.
Telephone bookings may be made by calling 13 20 50.
28 October 2015.