If you’re female, aged between 45 – 69 years and you haven’t had one yet – then dont delay and have one today! Have what you may ask? A breast screen of course.
About now, you may be thinking to yourself why should I bother? Did you know that Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand women?
Over 600 women die from it each year and as we get older, our risk increases. In New Zealand, breast screening is FREE for eligible women from 45 to 69 through the BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) programme. You matter and so does your choice to have a breast screening; it matters because the more women who have breast screenings, the more likely it is that death rates from Breast Cancer will be reduced. By taking the time to have a breast screening you will know whether or not you have an increased chance of having Breast Cancer.
For this and more information check out the link to the National Screening Unit website at: https://www.nsu.govt.nz/breastscreen-aotearoa/about-breast-screening-programme.
Te Hiku Hauora support to breast screening services kaimahi Faye Price is available to support and provide transport for women wanting to attend a breast screening during the vist of the mobile van to the Far North over the months of February and March.
The mobile van will be located at:
• Te Oranga Whanau Service, 16 Matthews Ave, Kaitaia from 2 February – 24 March
• Cnr Mamaru and Foreshore Rds, opposite the Taipa school marae from 29 March – 6 April
Feeling shy or maybe even hesitant? Pick up the phone and give Faye a call NOW on 0800 8084024 Ext 765; she’ll be more than happy to talk you through the process and answer any concerns you may have; alternatively phone 0800 270 200 to make an appointment with the mobile van.
To screen or not to screen?… only you can answer that question.