Breast screening services now closer to home

07 May 2015

The Breast Cancer Institute (BCI) service director Associate Professor Nirmala Pathmanathan was delighted when the ribbon was cut to the newly expanded Breast Cancer Institute (BCI) Screening, Assessment and Diagnostics Service Clinic at Mount Druitt Hospital.

The expansion is in response to a significant increase in women from the Blacktown local government area, lower Blue Mountains and Penrith areas requiring breast screening services in the area.

For the first time, assessment and diagnostic imaging services such as ultrasound and biopsy for further investigations are available at the clinic.

This is in addition to mammography screening which has been available since 2009.

Prior to the introduction of the new services, patients from greater western Sydney travelled to Westmead Hospital.

Local Aboriginal artist and graphic designer Nikita Ridgeway unveiled her mural titled Dubay Dreaming (dubay is the Bundjalung word for woman).

The artwork will be a permanent fixture within the clinic, representing the Aboriginal journey of women.

BreastScreen NSW provides free screening mammograms for women between the ages of 50 and 74 . 

To book a free appointment call 13 20 50.