Salisbury is set to welcome a mobile screening unit from BreastScreen SA for the first time this October, as we mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The mobile screening unit will make its inaugural, 7-day visit to the City of Salisbury from Tuesday 19 October.
BreastScreen SA Program Director, Niamh Wade, said the program provided free screening mammograms to women in South Australia, primarily aged 50 to 74 years.
“We hope that the mobile screening unit’s first visit to Salisbury will prompt women living locally to have their first screening mammogram,” Ms Wade said.
“We are also looking forward to welcoming women who live in the area and already screen with us because they know how important it is to check every two years for subtle breast tissue changes.”
Breast screens can detect breast cancer at an early stage, often before symptoms can be felt. The earlier breast cancer is found, the easier it can be to treat.
The mobile unit will be parked outside of the Salisbury Community Hub at 34 Church Street.
Appointments will be available between 8:45am and 4:00pm, from 19 October until 26 October.
To make an appointment, phone 13 20 50.