Free breast cancer screening at Smithfield Plains and Lyell McEwin Hospital
For the first time, BreastScreen SA’s mobile screening unit is visiting Lyell McEwin Hospital and Smithfield Plains in September to provide free screening mammograms (breast X‑rays) for women living and working in the Northern metropolitan area of Adelaide.
This free government service is recommended for all women aged 50 to 74 years without breast symptoms.
BreastScreen SA screens more than 90,000 South Australian women aged over 40 for early stage breast cancer that can often be too small to feel – and each year, we find around 750 breast cancers that may have otherwise gone undetected. Yet sadly, only 1 in 2 eligible women have a breast screen.
That’s almost certainly someone you know and care about who isn’t taking part. We need your help in spreading this potentially life-saving message to eligible women in your area.
Appointments are now available and can be made by calling 13 20 50.
The mobile unit will be available at:
- Tuesday 12 September to Friday 15 September 2017
- John McVeity Centre, 182 Peachey Road, Smithfield Plains
Lyell McEwin Hospital
- Tuesday 19 September to Friday 29 September 2017
- Lyell McEwin Hospital carpark near the main entrance (enter off Oldham Rd)
Every woman that has a breast screen on the mobile unit will receive a free movie ticket or café voucher.
“Local women who are eligible for screening will receive invitations over the coming weeks and new clients are also welcome to make a booking”, Ms Woodcock said.
“An appointment can take as little as 15 minutes, and our specially trained female radiographers are very sensitive to every woman’s needs,” Ms Woodcock said.
“They will ensure the procedure is as quick and comfortable as possible.”
Having a breast screen can be a daunting experience for many women. To find out more about the screening experience, see Chloe’s story.
Call 13 20 50 to book your appointment now.