Breast Cancer

Program Officers
Lauren Walker | l.walker@cesphn.com.au
Stephanie Walker | s.walker@cesphn.com.au

 

One in seven women in NSW will develop breast cancer in her lifetime - 9 out of 10 will have no family history of breast cancer.

BreastScreen NSW recommend women aged 50 – 74 years have a screening mammogram every two years. Women 40 – 49 and over 74 years are also welcome and eligible.

BreastScreen NSW

BreastScreen NSW provides free screening mammography at various fixed and mobile locations. A GP referral is not required to use the BreastScreen NSW service, however, GPs are encouraged to refer their patients, and likewise, patients are encouraged to share their results with their GPs. More information regarding your role as a GP with BreastScreen NSW is available here: https://www.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au/information-for-health-professionals

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.

Please encourage your patients to book their mammogram online, link here: https://book.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au/

There are a number of free resources available for GPs, please visit: https://www.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au/resources/ to view and place your free order.

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

Flyer on free screening mammograms for   pdf Chinese-speaking women (380 KB) .
 
 
Other Information
  • Where are the Breastscreen sites?     ( pdf View poster (1010 KB) for the current locations)
  • FAQs
  • Screening with a disability FPNSW have produced some excellent resources relating to the 3 screening programs for people with an intellectual 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 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.