21 June, 2024

BreastScreen in Bribie

The free BreastScreen Queensland mobile service is back at the Bribie Island Library until mid-August, to give local women convenient access to breast screening.

BreastScreen in Bribie - feature photo

BreastScreen Queensland will provide the usual friendly, fast and high-quality service that Bribie women have come to expect, with appointment times ranging from 7.20am to 5.30pm.

“Over 1,500 women from Bribie and surrounding areas had a breast screen with the mobile service, when it visited two years ago in mid-2022,” said BreastScreen Queensland Sunshine Coast Health Promotion Officer Kelly Hart.

“Many of these women will now be due for their regular two-yearly screen in 2024.”

Kelly says Queensland women cannot afford to skip breast screens, as statistics show they have a one in seven chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85.

“This is why it is so important that women have regular breast screens every two years. Once is simply not enough,” she said.

“A 30-minute breast screen every two years could literally save a woman’s life and ensure they are there for their family in the future.

“What screening does is bring forward the time at which breast cancer can be diagnosed, so that the cancer can be found when it’s small, confined to the breast and hasn’t spread to the lymph nodes.”

BreastScreen Queensland offers free breast screening for women 40 years and over.

Research shows that, for women aged 50 to 75 years, a breast screen every two years is the best way to detect breast cancer early, well before a woman or her GP can notice any changes.

In addition to the mobile service that visits Bribie Island every year, BreastScreen Queensland has a permanent service at the Lakes Centre, King St, Caboolture offering early, late and Saturday appointments.

To learn more, call 13 20 50 or visit


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