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Breast screen van in town

MARJORIE the bright pink BreastScreen Victoria mobile screening service has rolled into Leongatha.

Radiographers Pauline Chalmers and Sue Milane aim to screen more than 1000 local women at the van from Monday, June 24 to August 2.

“We have an appointment every 10 minutes and can do 42 screens every day,” Ms Chalmers said.

“It’s just a small amount of time that could save your life.”

The importance of prioritising her health has become crystal clear to Leongatha woman Sue McGrath who made an appointment after seeing a BreastScreen Victoria advertisement.

“I saw the BreastScreen advertisement on television and it planted a seed in the back of my mind that I needed to make an appointment,” the 52 year old said.

She’s glad she did as she was subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy earlier this year.

“I was shocked, but I quickly came to realise I was so lucky it was caught early and now six months later I’m back living my life,” Ms McGrath said.

The van will return to the area to visit Foster from September 16 to the October 11.

To make an appointment call 13 20 50 or book online at www.breastscreen.org.au.

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