“A screening mammogram is one of the most important things women in this age group can do for their health.”
Minister for Health Ryan Park said recent planning data revealed the Ryde Local Government Area is amongst the highest projected growth areas in NSW for women aged 50-74 years.
“It is anticipated the new permanent site on Cox’s Road will screen approximately 5,000 women every year,” he said.
“Previously, women living in the area had to travel to Northern Sydney or further away for a mammogram or rely on the mobile van which regularly visited.
“This permanent clinic will improve access for the more than 4,800 women who live within the Ryde catchment.
“Having a permanent presence in North Ryde means appointments can be scheduled 5 days a week, virtually all year round.”
The new clinic has opened with one mammography room with capacity to expand to two rooms to meet future growth and demand.
BreastScreen NSW services are for eligible women with no breast cancer symptoms.
Any woman experiencing breast changes, like a lump, should see their GP without delay.
To book a mammogram with BreastScreen NSW, call 13 20 50 or visit BreastScreen NSW. No referral is required when making an appointment.