BreastScreen provides free mammograms to women aged 50 years and over and has sites across western Sydney.
“Breast cancer affects one in eight Australian women and early detection is vital in fighting this deadly disease,’’ Ms Owens said.
“The mammograms are free and easy to arrange yet give you – and your family – so much peace of mind.
“This is Breast Cancer Month and we encourage all eligible women to get a free BreastScreen mammogram – it could save your life.”
BCI Operations Manager, Barry Finch and John Boyages
show Ms Owens around Breastscreen NSW.
BreastScreen NSW Sydney West recently installed a state-of-the-art digital mammography unit.
Professor John Boyages, Executive Director of the NSW Breast Cancer Institute (BCI) which manages BreastScreen Sydney West, said GE was working closely with the BCI to fast-track the transition from analogue to digital technology.
“The new digital unit at Parramatta provides superior images and faster processing so women have access to an improved screening service,’’ Professor Boyages said.
Ms Owens congratulated General Electric (GE) for allowing 16 female staff members to visit BreastScreen NSW Sydney West to receive a free mammogram.
“It’s fantastic to see corporate citizens supporting the health of their staff and arranging for them to access free, life-saving mammograms. I encourage all businesses to follow their lead,’’ Ms Owens said.
BreastScreen provides free mammograms to women aged 50 years and over and has sites across western Sydney including at Jeffrey House, 164 Marsden St, Parramatta. Phone 132050 to make an appointment.
The recently installed state-of-the-art unit. “The new unit
provides superior images and faster processing so women
have access to an improved screening service”.John Boyages