Women urged to get on bus

Benalla Ensign - - News -

Be­nalla women can travel to Shep­par­ton free of charge for breast screen­ings as part of an ini­tia­tive be­ing of­fered by Be­nalla Com­mu­nity Health.

State Mem­ber for Euroa Steph Ryan is en­cour­ag­ing lo­cal women to take up the of­fer.

‘‘Ac­cord­ing to Breast­Screen Vic­to­ria, only 54 per cent of women in the Euroa elec­torate were screened in 2014-2016, which is only a one per cent im­prove­ment from the 2013-15 said.

‘‘There are 4823 lo­cal women be­tween 50-74 years who did not have a breast screen in the past two years.

‘‘This re­sult is on par with the state av­er­age of 54 per cent but well be­low the 70 per cent tar­get set by Breast­Screen Vic­to­ria.

‘‘Thanks to this ini­tia­tive by Be­nalla Com­mu­nity Health, you can now catch the bus to Shep­par­ton free of charge.’’

The next ‘‘Boob Bus’’ pe­riod,’’ Ms Ryan is sched­uled for Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 21, de­part­ing Be­nalla Com­mu­nity Care in Coster St at 12.10 pm and re­turn­ing by 5 pm.

The bus will travel to Shep­par­ton where par­tic­i­pants will have their mam­mo­grams be­fore shar­ing af­ter­noon tea to­gether.

Par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to bring their lunch and some af­ter­noon tea to share.

To book, phone Be­nalla Com­mu­nity Health on (03) 5761 4500.

On the road: Be­nalla’s Boob Bus ser­vice takes women to Shep­par­ton to have their breasts screened.

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