Breast Screen

Last updated 20.09.12

 

Index

 

Definition

-  Not-for-profit government organization which provides free screening for breast cancer in Australia

 

Features

-  Should be asymptomatic & no family history of breast cancer

-  Free screening mammograms every 2yrs over 40yrs of age

-  Targeted primarly at women 50-70yrs

-  50% breast cancer women 50-70yrs

-  Women 40-50yrs & >70yrs can still get for free

-  Also covers follow up investigations as needed up to the point of diagnosis

-  Mobile screening service via vans

 

Procedure

-  Patients self refer

-  Phone: 13 20 50

-  Website: www.breastscreen.org.au

-  Results take 2-6 week

-  Results to GP if documented by patient

 

 

 

References

 

Breast Screen Victoria: www.breastscreem.org.au