A Northern Rivers general practice involved in NCPHN’s Women’s Cancer Screening Collaborative held a colourful afternoon tea last week (during Breast Awareness Month) to raise awareness around breast cancer.
As part of the afternoon, Mary Burns, Health Promotion Officer from Breast Screen NSW and Karen Hennings, Specialist Breast Care Nurse from the McGrath Foundation, spoke to the group about the benefits of breast screening.
The main points Mary emphasised were:
In addition to attending for regular mammograms, Karen encouraged all women aged 50 to 74 to regularly self-check their breasts or ask their GP to do so.
The Women’s Cancer Screening Collaborative works with 25 general practices and Aboriginal Medical Services to lift participation rates of breast and cervical cancer screening.
At Grant Street, practice manager Lesley Macey said they’d seen improved screening rates because of their education efforts.
“It’s a great feeling because we know that screening saves lives,” she said.
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Update provided 21 April 2022.
As you know, Lismore Skin Clinic in Molesworth Street was destroyed in the recent floods, and we are trying to rebuild the site as soon as we can.
In the meantime we will be moving to St Vincent’s Hospital Specialist Medical Centre – Level 4, Suite 12 – 20 Dalley Street Lismore.
We hope to be up and running in the next two weeks (by early to mid May 2022) and our receptionists will soon begin calling our patients to rebook their appointments and catch up with their needs.
Once we have a firm opening date we will update this notification.
We look forward to seeing you soon in our new premises.
Many thanks for your patience and understanding in these heartbreaking times – stay safe.
Dr Gudmundsen and the Team from Lismore Skin Clinic
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