Book a date with a friend that could save both your lives01-10-2019
This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BreastScreen NSW is encouraging women to get together with a friend to book a mammogram, to boost screening rates and save lives.
By encouraging a friend to go with them, women can ensure that making the appointment becomes a priority for each other. It also means that they will have someone to support them on the day.
Helen believes early detection saved her life. During Helen’s second routine mammogram with BreastScreen NSW, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She encourages women to get screened regularly. Watch her story below:
[i] Cancer in Australia 2019, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, page 43, https://www.aihw.gov.au/getmedia/8c9fcf52-0055-41a0-96d9-f81b0feb98cf/aihw-can-123.pdf.aspx?inline=true
[ii] Business Information Systems Data, Cancer Institute NSW.