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08 August 2019
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BreastScreen WA partners with Women’s Health Week.

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 provide 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.

 “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.

About Women’s Health Week

Women’s Health Week is run annually by Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, a leader in women’s health for more than 25 years. Appointed by the Australian Government as the national digital gateway for women's health and wellbeing, Jean Hailes combines evidence-based research and clinical experience with practical resources and tools for women and health professionals.

Last year, more than 85,000 people took part. More than 2100 events were held across the country from Esperance to the Tiwi Islands, and more than 47,000 people received online health content.

For media

For more information, please contact Caroline Cottrill on 0438 257 246 or email media@jeanhailes.org.au.