Northern Grampians residents will have the opportunity for a free breast health check with BreastScreen Victoria's mobile van, 'Nina', visiting St Arnaud soon.
The van will be in St Arnaud from Monday, March 29 to Friday, April 16 and will offer free screenings by appointment.
BreastScreen Victoria CEO Terri Smith is encouraging those eligible aged 50 to 74 from St Arnaud and surrounds to take advantage of the van's first visit to town.
"Nina is one of our two mobile screening service vans which travel the state throughout the year. This visit to St Arnaud has been organised to make sure women in this part of Victoria have access to a potentially life-saving mammogram," she said.
"The vans use the highest quality digital radiography machines to ensure that women receive the best service, regardless of their location."
Those aged between 50 and 74 should have a breast screen every two years and they can be a very effective way of finding breast cancer before there are symptoms.
A breast screen can find cancer as small as a grain of rice, long before it can be seen or felt.
All breast screens are with a female radiographer in a safe and friendly environment. You don't need a doctor's referral or Medicare card, and screens only take 10 minutes.
The van is operating with COVID-19 safety measures in place to protect both the community and staff. All clients who screen on the van in St Arnaud must wear a face mask.
The van will be located at the St Arnaud Town Hall (rear carpark) and appointments can be made online at breastscreen.org.au or by calling 13 20 50.
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