“A friend told me to try BreastScreen Queensland because she liked how they looked after her.”
“It’s nearly time for my next breastscreen and just thinking about it makes me realise I should phone and make an appointment.
It’s funny because I never really knew anything about BreastScreen Queensland. I’m in my 40s and healthy and thought it was something older women needed to do. Now I know a lot more.
In my late 30s I felt a lump and went and saw my doctor. I was sent to a private clinic and had a biopsy but it turned out turned everything was okay. I later had another check and everything was okay again so I didn’t think much more about it.
I was in my early 40s when I was talking to a friend one day and she started telling me about BreastScreen Queensland. She’s also in her 40s and her doctor had advised her to go along. I hadn’t heard of them before and I certainly didn’t know there was free screening for women of my age.
You could say I decided to try BreastScreen Queensland because my friend went there and was very happy with the way they looked after her. Having been to a private clinic I wasn’t sure what to expect but thought there was no harm giving it a go. When I went there it exceeded my expectations – and it’s free.
It was just as professional as the private place I’d been to. In fact, I think the staff were more pleasant. I actually commented to the lady working there about how professional I’d found everything. It was also a pleasant environment.
As I work in the City it is also very convenient for me. I don’t have to travel anywhere and I can do it before or after lunch or when it is right for me. It’s quite quick. Getting breast cancer is something you don’t have any control over but having a breastscreen is something good you can choose.’’
Last reviewed 14 February 2013
Last updated 14 February 2013