Two-year wait be­fore van re­turns

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE Breast­Screen Queens­land Wide Bay Ser­vice mo­bile van will miss the North Bur­nett this month and in­stead will visit Mur­gon, Cher­bourg and Mary­bor­ough.

Breast­Screen Queens­land Wide Bay ser­vice man­ager Di Din­gle said the van only vis­ited the re­gion ev­ery two years and was not ex­pected to re­turn un­til 2019.

“The Breast­Screen Queens­land Wide Bay Ser­vice mo­bile van vis­ited Mun­dub­bera and the neigh­bour­ing North Bur­nett towns of Gayn­dah, Eidsvold, Monto and Biggen­den in Fe­bru­ary and March of this year,” she said.

Mrs Din­gle said those who missed the ap­point­ments ear­lier this year could at­tend in Wide Bay later this month. She said it was par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant for indige­nous women to have a mam­mo­gram as their rate of breast cancer has in­creased since 2016.

“Our 2016 data shows only 46.3% for indige­nous women be­tween 50-74 years of age have had a mam­mo­gram, which is well be­low the over­all Wide Bay par­tic­i­pa­tion rate,” she said.

To make an ap­point­ment at the mo­bile clinic, phone 13 20 50.

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