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Women urged to get on bus

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February 15, 2018

Benalla's Boob Bus service takes women to Shepparton to have their breasts screened.

Benalla women can travel to Shepparton free of charge for breast screenings as part of an initiative being offered by Benalla Community Health.

State Member for Euroa 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 4823 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, February 21, departing Benalla Community Care in Coster St at 12.10pm and returning by 5pm.

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, phone Benalla Community Health on (03)57614500.

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