Women in Western Sydney will continue to have access to numerous local BreastScreen NSW services as the Myer service at Westpoint Blacktown finishes up when the store ends it tenancy on Sunday 3 April.
Local women can continue use the following options to screen while BreastScreen NSW seeks a new location in the Blacktown area:
- Myer stores in Castle Hill, Parramatta and Penrith
- Auburn and Mt Druitt hospitals
- A mobile screening van visiting Stanhope Village this Easter (2 Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens NSW 2768) from Wednesday 20 April – Thursday 26 May 2022.
Operated by Westmead Breast Cancer Institute (BCI), the BreastScreen NSW service at Myer Blacktown has screened thousands of women since its inception in 2009, supporting the early detection of breast cancer for increased survival.
BreastScreen NSW and the Westmead BCI Director, Associate Professor Nirmala Pathmanathan, thanked Myer for their incredible collaboration and partnership over the past 13 years.
“Myer has supported so many women to undertake their routine breast screen, which could potentially have saved their life,” A/Professor Pathmanathan said.
Around 90 per cent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history. That is why breast cancer screening is so important for all eligible women.”
Clients due for their breast screen are encouraged to finalise their booking at the Myer Blacktown clinic as soon as possible, or book in at one of the other sites in the area.
Appointments can be made by calling 13 20 50 or by using your invitation code to book online book.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au. If you require interpreter assistance, please call 13 14 50 during business hours.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Australian women, affecting one in seven during their lifetime.
Having regular mammograms with BreastScreen NSW for women aged 50–74 is the most effective way of detecting breast cancer early, when more treatment options are available and when chances of survival from this disease are the greatest.
A breast screen with BreastScreen NSW takes only 20 minutes, a GP referral is not required, and all radiographers are female.
The NSW Government, through the Cancer Institute NSW, is investing $65.1 million in the BreastScreen NSW service this financial year.