Sweet tempter to book breast screen in Toowoomba

LOCAL women now have even more incentive to book in for a free breast screen during this month.

BreastScreen Queensland Health promotion officer Shenaed Bliss said those who did would be in the running to win a Sweet Blooms chocolate bouquet donated by Squizzysgirls Sweet Blooms Toowoomba.

"It's great to see local businesses in Toowoomba helping us to encourage women in the area to book in for a breast screen," she said.

"The bouquet is valued at over $60 and anyone who has a breast screen during September will be in the running to win it.

"Our thanks go to the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation and Squizzysgirls Sweet Blooms for making this prize available."

Cara McIntyre from Squizzysgirls Sweet Blooms said she was proud to support the service that BreastScreen Queensland provided to local women. Ms Bliss said a breast screen every two years was recommended for all women over the age of 40.

"One in eight Queensland women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and of those 90 % will have no family history, so we encourage all local women to look after their health by having a regular two-yearly breast screen,"she said.

"You don't need a referral from your GP."

To schedule an appointment or find out more, phone 132 050.


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