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Breast test a lifesaver

Wednesday, 2nd March, 2016

BreastScreen NSW Radiographer Lesley Raymond (left) and support officer Kathy Gers will be at the hospital until March 11. BreastScreen NSW Radiographer Lesley Raymond (left) and support officer Kathy Gers will be at the hospital until March 11.

BreastScreen NSW is at the hospital until March 11 to offer free mammograms to women aged between 50 and 74 years.

According to Breastscreen, one in eight women will develop breast cancer, and nine in ten of them do not have a family history of it. 

“The majority of breast cancers are diagnosed in women with no family history, which means it is absolutely vital that all women aged 50-74 receive their regular two-yearly mammogram,” a spokeswoman said.

“Breast screening can find cancers before they can be felt or noticed - you have a better chance of survival when breast cancer is found early.

“Twenty minutes every two years might just save your life.” 

Radiographer Lesley Raymond said early detection was the key to good survival rates. Appointments may be made on 13 20 50.

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