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BreastScreen SA is ‘popping up’ at the Adelaide Showground this January

The BSSA Mobile Screening Unit will be visiting the Adelaide Showground, Wayville for two weeks in January to host a New Year’s pop-up clinic.

The visit to the showground will give local women aged over 40 the opportunity to start 2017 with a healthy New Year’s resolution to have a breast screen.

‘January can be the perfect time to start the healthy habit of having regular breast screens [breast X-rays],’ says BSSA General Manager, Jane Burden.

‘By having a breast screen every two years, women give themselves the very best possible chance of finding breast cancer at an early stage, often before it can be felt. This means treatment can be simpler and more women’s lives will be saved with their health outcomes improved through the early detection of breast cancer.’

SA women are also reminded us that 9 out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.

‘Add to this, 75% of all breast cancers in Australia are diagnosed in women over the age of 50, so it makes regular breast screening a very timely test for ladies in this age group.’ Ms Burden said.

‘It only takes 10 minutes, and it could save your life, so come along and see us at our pop up clinic this January.’

If you are a woman aged over 40, you can make an appointment for the pop up clinic by calling BreastScreen SA on 13 20 50.

The Mobile Screening Unit will be located on West Crescent at the showground from Wednesday 6 to Wednesday 20 January, with appointments available from 8.30am. Entry is via the Leader Street gates.

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