Mobile Screening Service Celebrates 20 Years in Birchip

The BreastScreen Victoria Mobile Screening Service celebrates 20 years of screening in Birchip as it returns to the region in June.

More than 5,500 screens have been performed at Birchip during the past two decades.

In 2010, Culgoa woman Zelma Warne saw the mobile screening service in town which prompted her to book an appointment.

The 63 year old said it was a rude shock when she was subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer.

“It was the furthest thing in my mind, I was feeling well but they found an aggressive tumour in my left breast,” Mrs Warne said.

A lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy followed and Mrs Warne is now feeling well again.