VITAL SERVICE: BreatScreen Queensland's digital mobile service coming to the region.
VITAL SERVICE: BreatScreen Queensland's digital mobile service coming to the region. Myjanne Jensen

Screening helps fight cancer

THE key to fighting cancer is early detection, and with BreastScreen Queensland's state-of-the-art digital mobile service coming to Taroom, Miles and Wandoan at the end of the month and early next month, women in the region are encouraged to take advantage of such a vital service.

BreastScreen Queensland Toowoomba Service health promotion officer Alexandra Robbins-Hill said the accessibility of the mobile service provided a great opportunity for women to look after their health while remaining in their local communities.

"The mobile service visits selected rural locations every two years,” Ms Robbins-Hill said.

"This is a great opportunity for women to book in for their first breast screen, or to come back for their regular two-yearly screen.

"We know that early detection of women's cancers provides the best chance of survival and quality of life, so if you haven't been keeping up-to-date with these important checks, now is the time to do so.”

Phone 13 20 50 to book a free breast screen:

Taroom Hospital (27 June-4 July)

Wandoan Primary Health Centre (5-10 July)

Miles Hospital (11-20 July).


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