BSWA partners with Jean Hailes
BreastScreen WA partners with Jean Hailes during Women's Health Week - 2-6 September 2019
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and BreastScreen WA believe regular health checks and screenings should be part of every woman’s health routine. This year, the two organisations have partnered for Women’s Health Week to encourage women to learn more about their breast health.
BreastScreen WA provides free screening mammograms at its 11 clinics as well as its 4 mobile services, covering both metropolitan Perth and rural Western Australia.
“We are thrilled to be working with BreastScreen WA who expect to see around 3000 women during Women’s Health Week,” says Brenda Jones, Women’s Health Week campaign manager.
Every woman that has a mammogram during Women's Health Week (2-6 Sept) at any BreastScreen WA clinic will receive a goodie bag.
“During Women’s Health Week we encourage women to put their health first. This includes regular health checks and screenings, in combination with a healthy diet and regular physical activity, which we know can assist in the prevention of disease or illness,” says Ms Jones.
“While prevention is better than cure, sometimes the next best thing is early detection, and that’s where BreastScreen WA comes in,” says Ms Jones.
“BreastScreen WA recommends that all women are breast aware and we encourage women aged 50-74 years to have a FREE screening mammogram every two years. Most breast changes are not breast cancer, however it is important to have any changes checked by your GP,” says Dr Liz Wylie, Medical Director, BreastScreen WA.