Health

Crisp Spreads Breastscreen Message

Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp MLA, is encouraging all women aged 50-74 to make an appointment with BreastScreen Victoria for a free screening mammogram, even if there aren’t any symptoms, changes or family history of the disease.

The latest BreastScreen Victoria participation statistics for the Mildura electorate reveal that 59% of women aged 50-74 had a mammogram between July 2014 and June 2016. Across the state, the participation rate is 54%.

“I’m calling on local women to prioritise a breast screen every two years, along with other important routine health checks,” said Mr Crisp.

“Due to our ageing population, spreading the word about the importance of regular screening is a crucial element towards reducing breast cancer deaths across the community, it only takes up ten minutes of your day and is with a woman.”

To make an appointment please call 13 20 50 or book online at www.breastscreen.org.au and no doctor’s referral is needed.

Interpreter services and translated information are available as well as assistance for women with disabilities.

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