Breast Cancer

 

COVID-19 Service Update: An important message from BreastScreen NSW as at 28 September 2021: 

BreastScreen NSW to Resume Breast Screening

BreastScreen NSW is working closely with services at each local health district to resume screening as soon as local conditions allow.

As clinics re-open, they will be prioritising women who had their appointment cancelled during the suspension to rebook their appointment as soon as it is possible in their local area.

The reopening of clinics will be gradual and the decision to open each clinic will be made on a case-by-case basis according to the level of risk and operational considerations posed by the COVID-19 Delta strain in the area.

BreastScreen NSW are currently inviting clients in limited locations to have their breast screen. Details of clinics that are open can be found here.

Key points:

  • BreastScreen NSW will contact clients to re book their appointment.
  • They will prioritise client who had their appointments cancelled during the suspension.
  • They ask that clients wait to be reinvited by BreastScreen NSW before contacting us on 13 20 50.
  • BreastScreen NSW remains open for those clients who have been asked to return for additional tests to make a definitive diagnosis.
  • Regular updates are available on the website and Facebook page.
  • BreastScreen NSW recommends that clients who develop breast symptoms should contact their doctor or health worker without delay.

Please refer clients to the BreastScreen NSW website for the most up to date information about the service.

If you have any questions or require help, please call BreastScreen on 13 20 50.

Further updates will be provided on the Website and Facebook page.

 

 

CESPHN Breast Cancer Screening Program Officer

Lauren Walker | l.walker@cesphn.com.au 

One in seven women in NSW will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, with 9 out of 10 having no family history of breast cancer.

Screening target group: Women aged 50-74 years.
Women 40 – 49 and over 74 years are also welcome and eligible.

Screening frequency: Every 2 years

 

 

Information for health professionals to give to consumers 
  • BreastScreenNSW -  a number of free consumer resources are available to view and order for your practice.

    If your patient speaks a language other than English, they can call 13 14 50 to speak with an interpreter when making an appointment. Breastscreen can also organise interpreters for the screening appointments and have several sites where there are bilingual workers on specific days. Group bookings can also be made. Please call Breastscreen for arrangements on 13 20 50.

    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

    Click here to download flyer for Chinese-speaking women.

  • BreastScreen sites locations  - Click here to view current locations 

  • Screening with a disability - 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.  FPNSW have produced screening resources for people with an intellectual disability. 
Key contacts and support services ( including peak bodies)
  • BreastScreen NSW  – provides free screening mammography at various fixed and mobile locations. A GP referral is not required , however, GPs are encouraged to refer their patients, and likewise, patients are encouraged to share their results with their GPs. BreastScreen services are delivered by female staff.
    Click here for information regarding your role as a GP 
    Click here for online bookings