Rachel had only celebrated her 50th birthday six months before her first-ever mammogram showed she had breast cancer.
Despite having to undergo treatment, Rachel considers herself "one of the lucky ones" and says the mammogram "could be the difference between sitting here today, or not sitting here." Her story is a reminder to us all that early detection really is the best protection.
Screening mammograms are free for women between the ages of 50 and 74—you don't need to see a doctor for a referral, and it only takes 20 minutes every two years. Call 13 20 50 or visit cancerscreening.gov.au now to book an appointment. After all, what's 20 minutes worth to you?
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