Make the time to have a breast screen
Dr Jane Brazier is passionate about her job. As the Director of the BreastScreen Queensland Brisbane Northside Service she knows the importance of early detection of breast cancer and also understands that women are busier than ever.
“Breast cancer will affect one in eight women by the age of 85; however the good news is that finding breast cancer at an early stage increases the chances of successful treatment and wellbeing,” Dr Brazier said. Even in retirement our days can be so busy we forget about the important things such as keeping on top of our regular health checks.”
Dr Brazier stressed the importance of women ‘making time’ for their health. “Having a breastscreen only takes 30 minutes every two years. All our radiographers are women, you don’t need a GP referral and it’s free,” she said.
BreastScreen Queensland provides free breast cancer screening to women aged 40 years and over. Women aged from 50 to 74 years, are especially encouraged to attend as age and being a woman are the two main risk factors associated with developing breast cancer.
Appointments can be made by phoning 13 20 50
Do you have a health concern that you would like to discuss? Burnie Brae employs a fully registered and highly experienced Community Nurse who is available to discuss your health care needs on the phone, at Burnie Brae Centre or in your home. Phone 3624 2140 to make an appointment