Tips for the nervous
If you are someone who keeps delaying your breastscreen, then the following strategies may help.
Book with a friend. This way you are more likely to keep your appointment.
Make a list of what's important to you about keeping healthy and keep it handy for those times when you feel like opting out.
Go with a group of friends or female colleagues and make an outing of it by having lunch or coffee afterwards.
Allocate an annual health check morning and organise a check-up with your GP, your dentist and BreastScreen Queensland. Remember, your breastscreen will only take about 30 minutes.
Reward yourself for having a breastscreen by treating yourself to a pedicure, a bunch of flowers or something nice just for you.
If you're prone to forgetting your breastscreen, make your two yearly appointment around a date you are likely to remember, such as your birthday or an anniversary.
Finally, read the inspiring real life stories of other women to encourage you to make an appointment.
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Last reviewed 14 February 2013
Last updated 14 February 2013