Screening for breast cancer

More than 2500 women die from breast cancer every year in Australia. It is the most common cause of cancer-related death in women in Australia.

BreastScreen Australia was established in 1991 and is recognised as one of the most comprehensive breast screening programs in the world.

The purpose of screening mammography is to detect unsuspected cancer at the earliest possible stage. It is very important to discover breast cancer as early as possible so that the best can be done to avoid illness and death.

Australian women aged between 50 and 69 are able to use the BreastScreen program to have a free mammogram every two years.

The program makes screens available to women aged 40 to 49 and those over the age of 70 also.

The best way to get on top of the breast cancer problem is through early detection and treatment.

Speak to your doctor for more information.

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