CHECK UP: Breast Screen radiologists Bernadette Gallagher and Joshha Govender are ready for the opening of the new Gladstone Base Hospital clinic.
CHECK UP: Breast Screen radiologists Bernadette Gallagher and Joshha Govender are ready for the opening of the new Gladstone Base Hospital clinic. Kara Irving GLABREA

Breastscreen opens

THE women of Gladstone will no longer have to travel to Rockhampton for their regular health check up.

This week the new Breast Screen Site opens its doors at Gladstone Base Hospital and will replace mobile breast screening service used in the region.

Traditionally Breast Screen has seen up to 7,000 women benefit from the new centre.

Breast Screen health promotion officer Michelle Broad said Gladstone's growing population would benefit from the new set up.

"Mammogram's can detect any changes to the breast well before a doctor can feel it," Ms Broad said.

"Early detection saves lives."

Women over the age of 40 will be eligible for a free mammogram.

Mammograms take less than 30 minutes and should be conducted every two years.

The new centre, which is located on the ground floor of the Gladstone Base Hospital, was funded through Queensland Health.

To book a screening contact: 13 20 50.



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