Free breast screenings coming to North Tamborine

THE mobile BreastScreen Queensland service will offer free screenings at North Tamborine until January 30.

FREE SCREENING: The BreastScreen Queensland mobile service is offering screenings at North Tamborine.

FREE SCREENING: The BreastScreen Queensland mobile service is offering screenings at North Tamborine.

Hundreds are expected to use the service at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre, which offers free screenings to women in their 40's or older.

BreastScreen Queensland senior health promotion officer Julia Foreman said it wasn't worth delaying a potentially life-saving health check.

"Just over half of local 50 to 74-year-old women participate in the free breast screening program," Ms Foreman said.

"It would be great to see more women taking advantage of this free health check.

"The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the outcomes for women and long-term survival."

It is estimated that one in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by their 85th birthday.

Screenings are recommended every two years for women aged between 50 and 74.

To book an appointment, eligible women can visit breastscreen.qld.gov.au or call 132 050.

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