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Beautiful Shawl Project at Mallee District Aboriginal Service – Mildura

July 17 - July 19


Get your breasts checked with BreastScreen Victoria and Malle District Aboriginal Service (MDAS) – Mildura.

Get your breasts checked and protect yourself against breast cancer. Put your health centre stage by getting a free breast screen every two years from age 50. Regular breast screens are the best way to find breast cancer early and when treatment is most likely to be successful.

The BreastScreen mobile screening van will be visiting MDAS Mildura on 17-19 July. Your free breast screen will be done in a culturally safe environment with a female radiographer and will only take 10 minutes.

For more information contact MDAS Mildura on 0437 427 648.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women will receive a FREE beautiful shawl (below) to use during the screening that they can keep afterwards.

The artwork on this beautiful shawl ‘Family Connection – Yammas (Breasts)’ designed by the talented Kamilaroi, Yinarr Waa-uu artist, Melinda Cain.

“My painting depicts the family connection to yamman cancer.

In Kamilaroi language we call breasts YAMMANs. Four strong Kamilaroi Aboriginal women was just living their life as normal. All four women decide to have a mammogram and all four-women tested showed abnormal cells related to Breast cancer.

My Mother’s breast cancer was in the lymph nodes and she began her treatment, my two aunties had both lost one of their yammans. One special aunty lost her fight with breast cancer. Always check your yammans and have a mammogram.”


July 17
July 19
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MDAS – Mildura
115 Orange avenue
Mildura, Victoria 3500
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