Breast Cancer

Program Officer
Alison - 9330 9957 | a.jones@cesphn.com.au

One in eight women in NSW will develop breast cancer in her lifetime - 90% will have no family history of breast cancer.

Guidelines recommend that women aged 50-74 years have screening mammograms every two years

BreastScreen NSW

BreastScreen NSW provides free mammography at various fixed and mobile locations for women aged 40 years old and over, particularly targeting women aged 50-74 years. A GP referral is not required to use the BreastScreen service, however, GPs are encouraged to refer their patients, and likewise, patients are encouraged to share their results with their GPs.

Each mammogram is read independently by two specially trained radiologists, with a third independent reading requested when necessary. All BreastScreen services are delivered by female staff.

GP Resources

Macedonian speaking screening days at BreastScreen Kogarah
Where: St George Hospital, Belgrave St, Kogarah
When: First Friday of every month
How: Call 13 20 50 to book your free screening mammogram

For more details, download the pdf Macedonian-speaking screening days flyer (177 KB) .

Chinese speaking screening days at BreastScreen Kogarah
Where: St George Hospital, Belgrave St, Kogarah
When: Last Friday of every month
How: Call 13 20 50 to book your free screening mammogram

For more details, download the information flyer on free screening mammograms for pdf Chinese-speaking women (428 KB) .

 

Other Information

 

Screening resources for people with an intellectual disability-FPNSW have produced some excellent resources relating to the 3 screening programs

Cervical, breast and bowel screening is important for all people, but we know that people with intellectual disability are not screened as often as they should be.

Just Checking is a project funded by Cancer Institute NSW to help address this health inequality.

On this website you will find a range of resources designed by and for people with intellectual disability. There are also resources specifically for support workers, parents and carers to build their confidence in supporting people with intellectual disability to access cancer screening. 

 

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