BreastScreen WA mobile service rolls into Butler for free screening

Receptionist Felicity Drew, top, radiographer Sandy Bruce-Smith, health promotions officer Coby Pearson and radiographer Carol-Ann Ballack at the mobile clinic in Butler. Picture: Martin Kennealey.
Receptionist Felicity Drew, top, radiographer Sandy Bruce-Smith, health promotions officer Coby Pearson and radiographer Carol-Ann Ballack at the mobile clinic in Butler. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

BREASTSCREEN WA rolled one of its mobile clinics into Butler for the first time this week.

The mobile will be parked at the Kingsbridge Reserve bus bay, off Connolly Drive, until September 14.

BreastScreen WA has 11 permanent clinics and four mobile units that travel around WA.

The mobile program provides free screening mammograms through the mobile service to overcome the barrier some women faced getting to permanent clinics, with the closest to Butler located in Wanneroo.

Medical director Liz Wylie encouraged women to have a free screening mammogram.

“By taking the time to have a regular screening mammogram every two years, women will increase their chances of detecting breast cancer at an early stage,” Dr Wylie said.

“Early detection and treatment may save many lives.”

BreastScreen WA screens women 40-years-old and over, specifically targeting women aged 50 to 74 with no breast symptoms.

Book online at www.breastscreen.health.wa.gov.au or call 13 20 50.