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71 women in Casey could have breast cancer—but don’t know it

BreastScreen Victoria statistics show that 71 women in the City of Casey might have breast cancer—but don’t know it because they haven’t had a breast screen.

To help find these women, the BreastScreen van arrived outside Cranbourne Library today to give free breast screens until 18 April.

A breast screen every two years is an essential part of a woman’s wellbeing over the age of 50.

BreastScreen Victoria CEO Vicki Pridmore is encouraging women in Casey to have a free breast screen—and in particular take advantage of the van visit to Cranbourne Library.

“You can support someone you know to have a breast screen. You can even go with them to their appointment—a breast screen takes just 10 minutes, is with a woman and it’s free,” said Ms Pridmore.

The van is outside Cranbourne Library, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East from 12 March to 18 April.

Appointments for the Cranbourne van can be made online or by calling 13 20 50