21 October 2019
Youpla: Helping to raise awareness around breast cancer
Alana and Helen from Youpla recently took part in raising awareness for breast screening by attending a health event held at the Kirra Community and Cultural Centre. They enjoyed meeting with many strong and deadly women, including Aunty Lana Williams who encouraged everyone to ‘live for today’.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Australia, including among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, yet Indigenous women are 16 per cent less likely to survive than non-Indigenous women.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women aged between 50 and 74 years are encouraged to have a free breast screen every two years. Mammographic screening is the best early detection test for reducing deaths from breast cancer.
To book in a free screen contact Breastscreen Australia on 13 20 50.