Info for GPs

Cancer Screening & Control Services and Medical Professionals

The important role of general practitioners and other medical professionals in encouraging participation in cancer screening programs is recognised, acknowledged and supported by Cancer Screening & Control Services.

GPs are in an excellent position to talk to men and women about cancer prevention and early detection, and to encourage eligible men and women to participate in the BreastScreen, National Bowel Cancer Screening and the Cervical Cancer Prevention programs.

Recruitment staff undertake visits to GPs to provide educational and resource material. This may occur at the GP’s request or be initiated by Cancer Screening & Control Services in areas of low screening participation rates or prior to the arrival of the BreastScreen Mobile Screening Unit in a given area.

Cancer Screening & Control Services welcome queries or requests for information and resources from medical professionals.

Cervical Screening History Requests

On request the Tasmanian Cervical Screening Register will provide cervical cancer test providers with their patient's cervical screening history to assist in:

  • making a diagnosis;
  • recommendation of treatment for your patient; or
  • determining when you patient should have their next cervical cancer test.

The Register can be contacted during business hours Monday - Friday on 13 15 56 (if calling within Tasmania), (03) 6166 2863 (if calling from interstate), or via email

BreastScreen Tasmania

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Please see also a link to our Resource order form for resource orders and also Useful Links.