‘Nina’ van in War­rackn­abeal

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Women over 50 in the north­ern Wim­mera have a chance to have breast screens free of charge in War­rackn­abeal this month.

Breastscre­en Vic­to­ria’s pink van ‘Nina’ will re­turn to War­rackn­abeal from May 13 to 24 to pro­vide the ser­vice as part of a preven­ta­tive fight against cancer.

The van was last in War­rackn­abeal in 2017, and women who screened at the time will be due for their next screen.

Med­i­cal au­thor­i­ties urge women aged be­tween 50 and 74 to un­dergo breast screen­ing ev­ery two years. Screen­ing is the best way to find breast cancer early, be­fore symptoms arise and when treat­ment is most suc­cess­ful.

Breastscre­en Vic­to­ria chief ex­ec­u­tive Vicki Prid­more said all breast screens were with a fe­male ra­dio­g­ra­pher in a friendly and safe en­vi­ron­ment.

In en­cour­ag­ing War­rackn­abeal district women to make the most of the visit, she said par­tic­i­pants didn’t need a doctor’s re­fer­ral or Medi­care card and the test would take only 10 min­utes.

The van will be out­side Ru­ral North­west Health’s War­rackn­abeal cam­pus at 18 Dim­boola Road.

Peo­ple can make ap­point­ments on­line breastscre­en.org.au or by call­ing 13 20 50. at

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