The mobile screening clinic will visit Bombala from Monday to Friday, March 15-19, providing free mammograms to eligible women aged between 50 and 74.
The BreastScreen NSW mobile clinic will be located in the grounds of Bombala Hospital (access via Wellington Street). The service is free and there's no referral needed.
BreastScreen NSW is taking all necessary measures in relation to COVID-19, to protect women, staff and the wider community. This includes:
Pre-screening questions around personal health and travel limiting the number of people in the van, practicing social distancing and providing hand sanitiser in waiting rooms, a minimal contact check-in process, additional cleaning of equipment and commonly used surfaces and wearing masks (staff and clients).
Bronwyn Morley, designated radiographer, BreastScreen NSW (Greater Southern) says a screening mammogram is one of the most important things women aged 50-74 can do for their health.
"Detecting breast cancer early increases your chance of survival while reducing the likelihood of invasive treatment, such as mastectomy or chemotherapy.
"Around 90 per cent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history. This is why breast cancer screening is so important for all eligible women."
Mrs Morley says having a BreastScreen NSW mobile screening clinic in Bombala makes it easier for women to attend their recommended two-yearly screening.
"Bringing these vital services to Bombala means more local women can be screened. Life gets busy and we want women to make their health a priority."
To book a mammogram with BreastScreen NSW, call 13 20 50 or visit book.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au