Boob Bus bookings taken
There are still some seats available for the first Boob Bus of the year , departing from Benalla Community Care, 45 Coster St, at 12.10pm on Wednesday 15th February. Please book by Wednesday 1st February.
• 50% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are aged 50-69. This is the reason why a breast screen once every two years is recommended for women in this age group.
• Regular breast screens are the best way to find breast cancer early, before any symptoms are noticed and when treatment is likely to be most successful.
• While breast screening is recommended for women aged 50-74, women in their 40s and over 74 are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of screening in the context of their individual health needs with their doctor.
• If you are unsure about your risk of breast cancer or whether breast screening should be a priority for you, we recommend that you talk to your doctor.
• It is important for all women to know the normal look and feel of their breasts. If you notice any breast changes, nipple discharge or a lump, it is important that you visit your doctor as soon as possible, before you make an appointment at BreastScreen Victoria.
• If you were diagnosed with breast cancer more than five years ago you are able to have annual breast screens with BreastScreen Victoria with the approval of your treating doctor.
(Source BreastScreen Victoria)