Tasmanian women in good hands

BreastScreen Tasmania was recently awarded the top level of accreditation – Accredited with Commendation – never before achieved by any state-wide service in Australia.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting Tasmanian women. That’s about 400 every year. Early detection is the key to beating breast cancer.

BreastScreen Tasmania provides FREE screening mammograms to women over 40 who have no breast symptoms.  Women between the age of 50 and 74 years are particularly encouraged to participate.

A screening mammogram is an X-ray of the breast.  It is the best way of detecting breast cancer early, providing more treatment options and increasing the chance of surviving the disease.

It is recommended that women have a screening mammogram every two years.

More than 34 000 Tasmanian women attend BreastScreen Tasmania for breast screening every year.  However, over 50 000 women do not have their recommended screening mammogram every two years.

BreastScreen Tasmania has clinics at: 

  • Level 4, 25 Argyle Street, Hobart
  • Queen Victoria Complex, 7 High Street, Launceston

There are also two mobile units that visit rural and regional locations across the state.
Women over 40 who haven’t screened for over two years should call to make an appointment with BreastScreen Tasmania now on
13 20 50.  A doctor’s referral is not required.  Appointments only take 20 minutes.

- Contributed by Tasmanian Health Service

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