Member for Preston Robin Scott MP said this is a concerning result because finding breast cancer early before any symptoms are noticed, and when treatment is most likely to be successful, gives women the best chance of survival.

Across Victoria, 47 electorates were above the statewide average, however 33 electorates were below the statewide average Preston. Eight electorates were in line with the statewide average.

Women, particularly those aged 50-74 are recommended to have a regular breast screen every two years.

BreastScreen Victoria has 39 permanent screening clinics and eight assessment services across Victoria, and its Mobile Screening Service visits 31 locations every two years. Women can attend any screening clinic that is convenient.

Some clinics offer out-of-hours appointments, including Saturdays, and group bookings are available.

To book an appointment, visit www.breastscreen.org.au or call 13 20 50.

Quotes attributable to the Member for Preston, Robin Scott MP:

“A regular breast screen, every two years, is the best way to find cancer early, and we know that early diagnosis is key to survival.”

“I strongly encourage local women, particularly those over the age of 50, to have their breasts screened regularly, and if you’re eligible, it’s free through BreastScreen Victoria.”

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