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 SAM Foundation has received a further philanthropic contribution of $1 million towards the new Shepparton Art Museum.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons scored a 20 point victory over the Myrtleford Saints at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
Two people have been arrested and thousands of dollars in drugs and property found in a major raid in Corop early Monday.
FOUR Rochester residents did more than their bit for women’s cancers mid last month when they trekked 60km around Melbourne to raise funds for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Tongala Football Club lost to Rumbalara in the Murray Netball League on Saturday by 14 points.
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Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
Two recent council-approved planning applications for new depots as part of a new logistics and transport hub in Strathmerton will begin construction soon, with representatives from both companies inspecting the site.
School fundraises for student with leukaemia.
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