There has been a slump in demand for appointments at the BreastScreen Victoria mobile screening service, known as Nina, currently stationed in Kerang.
BreastScreen Victoria CEO Vicki Pridmore says bookings have been strong up until now.
“There are almost 200 appointments available this week and next and the van won’t be back in the area until 2016 so we urge local women to call and book in now,” Ms Pridmore said.
Radiographers aim to screen 1140 local women before the service leaves on March 28.
“I encourage women from surrounding areas such as Barham, Quambatook, Koondrook, Lake Charm, Murrabit and Macorna to make sure they book an appointment,” Ms Pridmore said.
BreastScreen Victoria particularly encourages women aged 50 to 69 to screen as it is proven they are at most benefit from the program.
The van is situated at the rear of Memorial Hall on the corner Shadforth Street and Murray Valley Highway.
Regular screening mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, before any symptoms are noticed and when treatment is likely to be most successful.
To make an appointment call 13 20 50 or book online at www.breastscreen.org.au.