BreastScreen NSW Greater Western has launched its new mobile breast-screening unit, servicing women across the Western NSW Local Health District. The unit is part of a NSW Government investment of $8.8 million to upgrade the existing BreastScreen NSW fleet with state-ofthe- art vehicles and screening technology.
The Federal Government contributed $4.4 million. Enhancements in the new vehicles include:
• Upgraded digital mammography equipment.
• Secure wireless communication system for instant transfer of diagnostic images to the statewide BreastScreen service for analysis by radiologists and breast physicians.
• Improved air-conditioning and wheelchair accessibility.
The mobile unit will visit Parkes, Forbes, Tottenham, Tullamore, Trundle, Peak Hill, Narromine, Molong and the Orange Aboriginal Medical Service between now and the end of the year.
It will be in Forbes from August 17 to September 28 in Victoria Park, behind the Cenotaph on Harold Street. “A woman diagnosed with breast cancer in NSW today has among the highest chances of survival in the world,” said Sarah McGill, Director Cancer Institute NSW. “However, we know that early detection is the key to survival.”
“It is vital for all women aged between 50 and 74 to have a mammogram every two years at a BreastScreen NSW clinic. It is a free service that could save your life. Women should call 132 050 to book a breast screen today.”