Free breast cancer screening at Beerwah from 14 November to 14 December 2022.
A breast screen helps to detect breast cancer in its very early stages, well before these changes can be felt or noticed by a woman or her doctor.
Research has shown that early detection provides a greater chance of successful treatment and recovery. Having a breast screen takes less than 30 minutes of your time but is potentially life-saving.
BreastScreen Queensland is part of the National BreastScreen Australia program, providing access to free screening and assessment, to eligible women every 2 years. The program is available to women at over 260 locations throughout the state.
Who is eligible?
This program is designed for women without symptoms of breast cancer and actively encourages women 50 to 74 years to participate as this age group is most at risk of developing breast cancer. Women in their 40s or 75 years and over can also participate in the BreastScreen Queensland program.
Women younger than 40 are not eligible for screening in the program for several important reasons:
- There is no current evidence that screening mammography is effective in detecting early stages of breast cancer in this age group
- There are concerns about the effect of regular mammograms on young breast tissue
- Young breasts generally have denser tissue which makes it difficult to see breast cancer.
Call 13 20 50 or book at breastscreen.qld.gov.au
A doctor’s referral is not required.