Mornington MP David Morris is encouraging local women to get regular breast screens. Regular breast screens are an essential component of a woman’s well-being over the age of 50, and Mr Morris is taking up the challenge to encourage more women in the community to take up Breast Screen Victoria’s free program.
The latest Breast Screen Victoria participation statistics for women in Mornington reveal that 54% aged 50-74 had a mammogram between July 2014 and June 2016. This reflects the Victorian state average of 54%.
“I’m calling on local women to prioritise a breast screen every two years, along with other important routine health checks.”
“This result tells us that 4934 women in the Mornington Electorate did not have a breast screen in the two years to the end of June 2016. I hope we see this number drop as more women prioritise their health,” Mr Morris said.
Seventy-five percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer will be over the age of 50, the vast majority of whom will have no family history of the disease. Breast Screen Victoria targets women aged 50-74 with early detection giving women the best chance of successful treatment and recovery.
Appointments at the Breast Screen Victoria clinic at 39 Playne Street, Frankston can be made online at breastscreen.org.au or by calling 13 20 50.