Investing in Health: New Mammography Machine for Palmerston

Palmerston BreastscreenNT reopens today with a new $200,000 digital radiography mammography x-ray machine.

The machine, which provides life-saving early detection for breast cancer, is located at BreastscreenNT which forms part of the Palmerston Health Precinct.

BreastscreenNT provides a free breast screening service for women who don’t have any signs or symptoms of breast cancer.

Each year, around 6,200 women are screened for free across the Northern Territory, with approximately 1,200 of them at the Palmerston clinic.

Mammograms become more essential with age, with women aged 50-74 are encouraged to be screened every two years.

Women aged 40-49 and over 75 should first talk to their GP about a free screening mammogram.

Free BreastscreenNT services are located in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs.

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