Make an appointment Make appointment Book Online Now View/Modify booking View/Modify a booking
call13 20 50
call 132 050

Encouraging your patients to screen

Heathmont woman Wendy Scott was diagnosed with breast cancer following a mammogram at the Maroondah BreastScreen clinic last year.

The 55 year old had no breast symptoms and was encouraged to have a mammogram by her GP Doctor Anne Cousens of Heathmont Medical Centre. Dr Cousens routinely prompts her patients to have a pap and breast screen.

"As a GP, I think it's so important to remind women to be proactive about their health," said Dr Cousens.

"I find the (BreastScreen Victoria) General Practitioner Recommendation pad to be very useful to encourage women to make an appointment for a mammogram."

Following her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, Wendy Scott has become an active ambassador for BSV through her workplace, multinational company Lend Lease. She has facilitated initiatives such as placing BSV key messages on payslips and on the intranet and plans to provide promotional material to all of the company’s retirement villages in Victoria and throughout Australia for both staff and residents.