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The Nepean Cancer Care Centre Breast Cancer team: Metastatic Breast Cancer Care Coordinator, Jenny Austin and McGrath Foundation
Breast Care Nurses, Sarah Maguire and Melinda Aslin.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Early detection the key

21 Oct 2020

 

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nurse, Sarah Maguire, is encouraging women to keep up with their regular breast screening.

“All BreastScreen clinics are COVID-safe, so it’s safe to go and get checked. The earlier a breast cancer is found, the better the outcomes are. I really encourage women to see their GP or attend a BreastScreen centre to get checked out,” says Sarah.

Sarah is one of three McGrath Breast Care Nurses who work closely with breast cancer patients at the Nepean Cancer Care Centre.

“We support patients and their families from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond, providing physical, emotional and psychosocial care. Importantly, the support of a McGrath Breast Care Nurse is available for free and without a doctor’s referral,” Sarah says.

Sarah says it’s a privilege to be able to provide such important care to women in her own community.

“A breast cancer diagnosis can be really overwhelming. We’re a familiar face throughout the patient’s breast cancer experience and that makes my work incredibly rewarding because I know that these women are getting the support that they need,” says Sarah.

To book your screening mammogram, call 13 20 50 or visit breastscreen.nsw.gov.au