Information about Breast Screening

BreastScreen_Marketing_image_colourOne in nine women will develop breast cancer at some stage of her life.  The biggest risk factor for breast cancer is being a woman over 50.

A screening mammogram is an x-ray of the breast.  It is the best way of detecting breast cancer at its earliest stages.  Early detection of breast cancer means successful treatment and full recovery are more likely.

BreastScreen provides free screening mammograms to women who have no breast symptoms.  Women aged 50-74 are particularly encouraged to attend, however all women over 40 years are eligible.  BreastScreen Tasmania operates clinics in Hobart, Launceston and the Mobile Unit (20 locations state-wide). Current screening throughput is approximately 26,000 women per annum.

Please phone 13 20 50 for an appointment.

appointments available now
for women aged 50-74

As well as having a regular screening mammogram we recommend you get to know the normal look and feel of your breasts and see your doctor in you notice any unusual persistant changes in your breasts, such as lumps, pain or nipple discharge, even if your screening mammogram result has been normal.

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