Breast screening at Woy Woy CWA
The BreastScreen NSW Mobile Unit will be located at Woy Woy CWA Hall for 10 weeks from June 18.
"This is great news for women on the Peninsula, who previously had to go to Rogers Park for screening," said Woy Woy CWA president Ms Jane Bowtell.
"Our location, on bus, train and ferry routes, is ideal to ensure the maximum number of women can get to the service."
The service was launched at the Woy Woy CWA Hall on June 27, attended by representatives of Woy Woy CWA, Breastscreen NSW, NSW Health and the Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch.
"While the mobile unit is here in Woy Woy, we expect to see 1500 women," said BreastScreen NSW Northern Sydney and Central Coast director, Ms Meredith Kay.
"Some women find it a little uncomfortable but a mammogram only takes four minutes and that is four minutes that could make a huge difference to the rest of your life," Ms Kay said.
BreastScreen Australia aims to improve the survival rates of women with breast cancer by providing free screening mammograms to women aged 50-74.
Women aged 40-49 and women aged 75 plus are also eligible to attend.
Interviews, 27 Jun 2018
Jane Bowtell, Woy Woy Country Women's Association
Meredith Kay, BreastScreen NSW
Reporter: Dilon Luke
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