Letter to the Editor - April 13: Checks could save 2000 women
IF EVERY woman in New South Wales aged 50-74, who has not been screened in the past two years, had a mammogram through BreastScreen NSW, more than 2000 breast cancers would be found.
The FIND the NSW 2000 campaign is a call to find these women, who have breast cancer and do not know it.
More than 400,000 women between the ages of 50 and 74 have not had their recommended screening mammogram in the past two years.
Screening mammograms are the most effective way to find breast cancer before it can be seen or felt.
Finding breast cancer in the early stages will give these women the best chance of survival, plus treatment can be less invasive for breast cancers found early.
FIND the NSW 2000 urges these women to call BreastScreen NSW on 132050 to book a free screening mammogram.
Ambassador, Jean Kittson and Associate Professor Nirmala Pathmanathan from BreastScreen NSW launched "FIND the NSW 2000", the latest awareness campaign from BreastScreen NSW, at a public event in Circular Quay.
The campaign will run throughout April.