PINK Month

Join us for everything PINK this January!

Together we will support breast cancer prevention, treatment and the search for a cure !

Check out all our awesome Pink activities and events:

  • The breast screen NSW Mobile Van will be at Club Central Menai from Monday 20 Jan until Friday 7 Feb 2020 offering FREE mammograms to women aged 40+
  • Friday 3 January to Tuesday 7 January Domain Pink Test Cricket – Watch all the action live on our MEGA SCREEN in the Sports Bar
  • Mega Meat raffles in support of the McGrath foundation Saturday 4 January and Sunday 5 January.
  • Every Friday in January Meat Raffles – All proceeds going to Love your Sister Charity.
  • Wednesday 15 January Zonta Cushion Stuffing – Come along to stuff and stitch breast care cushions for surgery patients in St George & Sutherland Hospitals
  • Pink Donuts available at Terrace Bistro with $1 per donut donated going to National Breast Cancer Foundation.
  • Enjoy a pink beverage, McWilliam’s Mateus Rose, with $1 per glass donated to Love Your Sister.

Mammogram Appointment: FAQs

Taken from BreastScreen NSW website

Do I have to pay for my breast screen?
No, BreastScreen NSW offers free screening mammograms for all women over the age of 40.

What should I wear to my screening mammogram appointment?
You should wear a two-piece outfit, i.e. a skirt or pants, with a separate top. This is because you will need to remove your top for your mammogram.

You should also avoid using deodorant, talcum powder or creams before your breast screen appointment, as these can show up on your x-ray.

How long will my appointment take?
Most screening mammogram appointments only take 20 minutes. If you are a wheelchair user or have specific requirements, you may need to allow more time for your appointment.

Will I have privacy during my breast screen?
We understand that a screening mammogram can be a little daunting for some women. You should rest assured that our female-only screening staff are respectful of your privacy at all times.

You will be asked to remove your top in private. Your female radiographer will then work with you to ensure you are comfortable.

What should I do if I have breast implants?
Women with implants can have regular screening mammograms. It is important you let us know you have implants at the time of making your appointment and remind the staff on the day of your appointment.

I have a  health condition or disability – can I still have a screening mammogram?
In most cases, women with health conditions or disabilities can still have a screening mammogram. Many of our screening centres are accessible, and our staff are trained in assisting women of all abilities.

For more information, visit BreastScreen NSW