South Australian women can now book a free breast screen online through the BreastScreen SA website.
Bookings can be made at all 11 BreastScreen SA clinics, including the eight fixed screening clinics and three mobile screening units.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in South Australian women, with more than 1400 women diagnosed every year.
It's one of the most common causes of cancer deaths in women and increases in frequency with age, with one in 10 South Australian women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 75.
BreastScreen SA provides free breast cancer screening to more than 90,000 South Australian women every year.
The online booking system follows the rollout of more detailed breast screening reporting at all 11 SA clinics, to now include specific information about an individual's breast density.
About half of women are regarded as having dense breast tissue which has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.
Screening mammography is the most effective method for the early detection of breast cancer, with research showing women who have regular screens reduce their chance of dying from breast cancer by up to 41 per cent.
BreastScreen SA provides free breast screens (breast X-rays) every two years to women over 40, primarily aged 50-74, with the aim of diagnosing breast cancer at an early stage, before it can be felt.
To make an appointment, visit www.breastscreen.sa.gov.au and click the 'Book Now' button, or call 13 20 50.
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