Be vigilant with regular mammograms


Our BreastScreen NSW team has been highlighting the need for women to be vigilant with their regular mammograms, with latest figures revealing 53,000 women aged 50-74 years in the Hunter New England region have not participated in the national breast cancer screening program in the past two years.

Breast cancer remains the most common form of cancer among women in NSW, with one in eight being diagnosed in their lifetime. Each year around 350 women in our region are diagnosed with breast cancer – 120 will die of the disease.

Early detection means better treatment options and the best way to do this through a mammogram every two years.

A mammogram takes just 20 minutes and it’s free. Phone 132050 or head to to find your nearest BreastScreen NSW Service.

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