Breast Cancer

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.

    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