Gippsland South The Nationals Health Danny O'Brien women's health breast cancer breastscreen

BreastScreen Van to visit Yarram

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is encouraging local women over the age of 50 to visit the BreastScreen van for a free screening when it visits Yarram later this month.

Mr O’Brien said it was it was important that women take advantage of this free service that could potentially save their lives.

“We are all busy people these days, but it really is worth taking the time to get the check,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Early detection is key and a breast screen can detect cancer as small as a grain of rice, long before you or your doctor can see or feel anything.”

BreastScreen Victoria’s hot pink van, known as ‘Marjorie’ will be in Yarram from 21 October – 8 November 2019.

The van last visited Yarram in 2017 and women who were previously screened will be due for their next screen.

BreastScreen Victoria CEO Vicki Pridmore is also urging locals to take advantage of the van’s service while it is in town.

“Marjorie is one of our two mobile screening service vans which travel the state throughout the year. The visit to Yarram has been organised to make sure women in this part of Victoria have access to a potentially life-saving mammogram,” Ms Pridmore said.

“The vans use the highest quality digital radiography machines to ensure that women receive the best service, regardless of their location.”

The van will be at Yarram and District Health Service, 85 Commercial Road, Yarram.

Appointments can be made online at breastscreen.org.au or by calling 13 20 50.

BreastScreen Victoria’s hot pink van, known as ‘Marjorie’ will be in Yarram from 21 October – 8 November 2019

 

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