BreastScreen Victoria’s hot pink mobile screening van will be in Omeo from 25 October to 9 November, providing free breast screens for all women aged 50 – 74.
All breast screens are with a female radiographer, in a friendly and safe environment. You don’t need a doctor’s referral or Medicare card, and screens only take 10 minutes.
The van will be at Omeo District Health – 12 Easton Street, Omeo.
Appointments for the Omeo van can be made online at breastscreen.org.au or by calling 13 20 50.
BreastScreen is for women without symptoms—see your doctor immediately if you notice a breast change.
Women aged between 50 and 74 should have a free breast screen every two years.
If you are outside of this age group you should talk to your GP about getting a referral for breast screening.
They are the best way to find breast cancer early, before there are symptoms and when treatment is most successful.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Australian women.
One in eight women will develop breast cancer by the age of 85 years.
In Victoria, around 3,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.
For more information visit www.breastscreen.org.au/