October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!
BreastScreen Queensland has been providing Queensland women with quality breast cancer screening services for 20 years. We are the only nationally accredited breast cancer screening provider in Queensland offering free screening and assessment, to eligible women, using the latest digital mammography technology.
The aim of the BreastScreen Queensland program is to reduce the impact of a breast cancer diagnosis and ensure you have the best outcome possible through early detection. We provide a complete service, up to and including a breast cancer diagnosis or referral for open biopsy. Our goal is to screen 70 per cent of Queensland women in our target age group 50 to 74 every two years, as they are the group most at risk of breast cancer.
BreastScreen Queensland began small in 1991 with a vision to build a network covering all corners of the State. Later, we introduced a mobile service to provide quality screening to women in even remote areas of Queensland. Over the years we have screened more than 200,000 women, performed more than 2.9 million mammograms and detected more than 13,000 cancers.
Today, our network includes 11 screening and assessment centres, 23 satellite screening centres and nine mobile vans covering more than 200 locations across the State. However, our commitment to quality health care has remained unchanged. Twenty years on, our breast cancer screening program strives to continuously improve services provided to the women of Queensland.
The Rockhampton BreastScreen Service invites all women aged 50 - 74 for a FREE BreastScreen. Numerous appointments are available and it only takes 30 minutes.
For more information or to book an appointment Click Here or call 13 20 50