BreastScreen WA on the way to Katanning

Daniel RooneyGreat Southern Herald
The BreastScreen mobile van will be in Katanning in March.
Camera IconThe BreastScreen mobile van will be in Katanning in March. Credit: Greg Keating

Katanning women over 40 are encouraged to make an appointment to receive a free screening mammogram while BreastScreen WA’s mobile mammogram service is in town from March 8 to April 3.

Mammograms are low energy x-rays which produce images of breast tissue that can be assessed for signs of breast cancer. As areas of cancer and dense breast tissue both appear white in a mammogram, the BreastScreen WA program is not offered to women under 40.

Breast cancer resulted in the death of 3110 women and 34 men in Australia in 2020.

Contrary to common belief, breast cancer is not hereditary and nine out of 10 women who contract it do not have a family history of the disease.

The BreastScreen WA truck will be located at the Katanning Leisure Centre on Pemble Street.

Bookings can be made online through the BreastScreen WA website or by calling 13 20 50.

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