Make it a date: The BreastScreen mobile van has returned

SAFE THAN SORRY: A BreastScreen NSW spokesperson said nine out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a family history.
SAFE THAN SORRY: A BreastScreen NSW spokesperson said nine out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a family history.

THE BreastScreen NSW mobile van will be back in Oberon this week.

The van will be in Tallys Lane, behind the Bob Hooper Community Centre, from this Friday, December 4 to Wednesday, December 16.

"Staff are doing their very best to spread the message to ensure that all women have the opportunity to be screened while they are there," a spokesperson said.

"Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in NSW; one in seven women in NSW will be diagnosed with breast cancer by age 85; age and being female are the strongest risk factors for developing breast cancer; nine out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a family history; a mammogram can pick up cancers that cannot be seen or felt; and a mammogram every two years takes just 20 minutes and it could save your life."

The spokesperson said BreastScreen NSW is taking important measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19 to prioritise the wellbeing of women, staff and the community.

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