Sunrise host Samantha Armytage swung by BreastScreen St Leonards last week as part of the program's health checks series.

Armytage, who is 41 and was having her first mammogram, was welcomed by Director of BreastScreen NSW Northern Sydney and Central Coast Meredith Kay.


As revealed on air last Friday, Sam was recalled for further tests after her mammogram before being given the all clear.

Less than 1 in 10 women require further tests after a screening mammogram. It is important women have a mammogram every two years.

Meredith said it was great to see Sam setting a great example and being "breast aware".

"Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in NSW, with 1 in 8 developing the disease during their lifetime," she said.

"The survival rate for all breast cancers at five years is 90 per cent, but the odds are better if it is detected early, which is why women aged 50 to 74 years are encouraged to get regular mammograms, and to be 'breast aware' from the age of 40."

The footage of Sam's interview can be seen on the Sunrise website.

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