Breastscreen Victoria’s hot pink van Nina arrived in town on Monday and will be hanging around for the next few weeks to offer free screens to local women.
According to Breastscreen Victoria, women aged between 50 and 74 should have a breast screen every two years as they are the best way to find breast cancer early, before there are symptoms and when treatment is most successful.
Breastscreen Victoria CEO Vicki Pridmore encouraged women from Maryborough and surrounds to take advantage of the van’s visit.
“Nina is one of our two mobile screening service vans which travel the state throughout the year,” she said.
“This visit to Maryborough has been organised to make sure women in this part of Victoria have access to a potentially life-saving mammogram.
“The vans use the highest quality digital radiography machines to ensure that women receive the best service, regardless of their location.”
All breast screens are with a female radiographer, in a friendly and safe environment, don’t require a doctor’s referral or Medicare card, and only take 10 minutes.
The van is at Princes Park, Park Road, Maryborough from now until January 24.
Appointments can be made online at breastscreen.org.au or by calling 13 20 50.
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