New breast cancer clinics for Western Australia

Women in Albany and Perth northern suburbs to benefit from new breast screening clinics

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New breast screen clinics for WA.

New breast screen clinics for WA.

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It is vital that women have access as much as possible to clinics near where they live for both early detection and treatment," said WA Health Minister Roger Cook.

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A new breast cancer screening clinic will open in Albany and a new Breast Screening and Assessment Centre will be established in the northern suburbs of Perth.

The Albany clinic will replace a mobile facility which has operated for 25 years. It is expected to open early next year with the capacity to screen 3,000 women annually.

The new northern suburbs clinic will combine both screening and follow-up assessment and is expected to undertake 860 assessments a year. The centre will be co-located with a three-room mammography screening service.

The new northern suburbs service is likely to be located in the Joondalup area with a targeted opening date in the second quarter of next year.

"We all know someone touched by breast cancer. It is vital that women have access as much as possible to clinics near where they live for both early detection and treatment," said WA Health Minister Roger Cook.

"Each year about 1300 women in Western Australia are diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, about 250 will die of the disease. Regular participation in a breast screening program can reduce breast cancer mortality by a third in the target aged group," he said.

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