Tasmanian women are being reminded to make a potentially life-saving mammogram appointment during Breast Cancer Awareness month.
About 400 Tasmanian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, making early detection extremely important.
Women Minister Jacuquie Petrusma said more than 5400 women were overdue for their screening appointment.
“Take 20 minutes out of your day to look after yourself and potentially save your life,” she said.
“When breast cancer is diagnosed early through screening, treatment is more successful.”
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Breast cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Tasmanian women.
Women over 40 should have their free breast screen every two years, with extra appointments being made available throughout October.
Free screening appointments are available across the state. Call 12 30 50 to make an appointment.