Time to visit Mar­jorie for a free and easy breast screen

McIvor Times - - NEWS - By MICHAEL MATTINGLY

HEATH­COTE women over the age of 50 can get free breast cancer screens in town be­tween Novem­ber 19 and 30.

A breast cancer screen is the best way to find cancer early and save lives, and Breast­Screen Vic­to­ria’s hot pink van, known as ‘Mar­jorie’, is re­turn­ing to Heath­cote to give free breast screens to women from the area.

The van last vis­ited Heath­cote in 2016. Women who screened last time, or have turned 50 since then, should book in.

All breast screens are with a fe­male ra­dio­g­ra­pher, in a friendly and safe en­vi­ron­ment. They don’t re­quire a doc­tor’s re­fer­ral or Medi­care card, and only take 10 min­utes.

Breast­Screen Vic­to­ria chief ex­ec­u­tive Vicki Prid­more is en­cour­ag­ing women aged 50 to 74 from Heath­cote and sur­rounds to take ad­van­tage of the van’s visit to town.

“Mar­jorie is one of our two mo­bile screen­ing ser­vice vans which travel the state through­out the year,” Ms Prid­more said.

“This visit to Heath­cote has been or­gan­ised to make sure women in this part of Vic­to­ria have ac­cess to a po­ten­tially life-sav­ing mam­mo­gram.

“Women will be looked af­ter by our wel­com­ing fe­male staff. 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 125 High St, Heath­cote from Novem­ber 19-30.

Ap­point­ments for the van visit to Heath­cote can be made on­line at

breast­screen.org.au or by call­ing 13 20 50.

'Women will be looked af­ter by our wel­com­ing fe­male staff.'

— Vicki Prid­more

The Breast­Screen van, known as Mar­jorie, will be in Heath­cote from Novem­ber 19-30 of­fer­ing free mam­mo­grams to women over 50.

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