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Benalla women to board the boob bus

02 February 2018


An opportunity for Benalla women to travel to Shepparton free of charge for a breast screening is being offered by the Benalla Community Health Service.

Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan is encouraging local women to take up the offer.

“According to BreastScreen Victoria, only 54 per cent of women in the Euroa electorate were screened in 2014-2016, which is only a one per cent improvement from the 2013-15 period,” Ms Ryan said.

“There are 4,823 local women between 50-74 years who did not have a breast screen in the past two years.

“This result is on par with the state average of 54 per cent but well below the 70 per cent target set by BreastScreen Victoria.

“Thanks to this initiative by Benalla Community Health, you can now catch the bus to Shepparton free of charge.”

The next Boob Bus is scheduled for Wednesday 21 of February, departing Benalla Community Care in Coster Street at 12:10 pm and returning by 5:00 pm.

The bus will travel to Shepparton where participants will have their mammograms before sharing afternoon tea together.  Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch and some afternoon tea to share.

To book, call Benalla Community Health on 03 5761 4500.

 

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