A group of women met at Lockington and District Bush Nursing Centre for a social event motivated by a serious cause.ELAINE COONEY April 8, 2014 3:10am
Women gathered for a high tea for breast cancer and ovarian cancer awareness at Lockington and District Bush Nursing Centre on Friday.
The women were treated to a spectacular spread of cakes and speeches by top health care specialists.
Echuca Regional Health breast care nurse Bianca Fleming spoke to the women about the importance of checking their breasts regularly.
She advised the group to pick a monthly calendar date or the first day following a period to do the checks.
Ms Fleming said while many lumps turned out to be cysts or hormonal issues, a doctor should be notified of any changes.
She told the group that women owed it to their families to be breast aware and find cancer early.
ERH women’s health nurse Marg Fuller, who offers free pap smear tests at the bush nursing centre every month, spoke about ovarian cancer.
She said the most common symptoms of the disease were diarrhoea and constipation.
Ms Fuller advised women to see a doctor if symptoms persisted for more than two weeks.
Medicare local representative Judith White spoke about the importance of keeping e-health records.
Ms White said the online records were invaluable for accessing health records while on vacation.
She said if a patient was admitted to a hospital and had an e-health record doctors could spend more time treating them than searching for medical records.
Ms White said patients could choose what to declare on the e-health record stressing it was important to declare major health issues such as heart conditions or cancer.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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