Women in Bourke are being called to action to put their health first.
WNSWLHD (WNSWLHD) Women’s Health Nurse, Rachael Slinger said, “Did you know that in Australia it is estimated that 951 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2019”.
“It’s estimated that 256 females will lose their battle with cervical cancer this year in Australia”.
“The good news is, women can change this statistic. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers when detected early.
“Routine cervical screening is the best protection and early detection against cervical cancer.
“The cervical screening test replaced the Pap test in Australia in December 2017 and is expected to protect up to 30% more women. The cervical screening test is more effective than the former Pap test and for many women only has to be done every five years”. Rachel said.
Cervical Screening Tests are part of the free service the Women’s Health Service provide across WNSWLHD.
We are inviting women to join Rachel at the Maranguka Community Hub on the 27th of August for a free sausage sizzle. Rachael will be speaking about Cervical screening, Women’s Health screening and self-collection. The casual information session will start at 10.00am.
Drop in clinic services will be available, including cervical screening tests.
To register for the event please call Community Health on (02) 6870 8883 or drop into Maranguka Community Hub, 41B Mitchell Street Bourke.
Date: Tuesday 27 August
Location: Maranguka Community Hub, 41B Mitchell Street Bourke