A new Queensland Health campaign is calling on family and friends to encourage women to book a breastscreen. Health minister Cameron Dick said the ‘One more thing’ campaign asks Queenslanders to have a conversation with loved ones for women to prioritise regular health checks, particularly for breast cancer. “Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women and the second highest cause of cancer-related deaths in Queensland women,” he said.
“One in eight women will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime.
“The good news is, early detection saves lives and has contributed to the improvement in breast cancer five year survival to 90%.
“Women aged between 50 and 74 years are the most at risk group and need to make booking a priority."