Time to visit Marjorie for a free and easy breast screen
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.