Breast Screening

Breast Screening

One in eight women in NSW will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and nine in ten women in NSW with breast cancer do not have a family history.

Breast cancer screening participation rates among women aged 50-69 years(52.5%) in SNPHN area are higher than the NSW rate (51.6%).

In Australia, population-based national breast cancer screening is available through BreastScreen Australia, which targets women aged 50–74 for two-yearly free screening mammograms (women aged 40–49 and 75 years and over are also eligible).

BreastScreen NSW provides free screening mammograms for women between the ages of 50 and 74 in New South Wales.

The use of BreastScreen by Aboriginal women and those from culturally and linguistically diverse(CALD) backgrounds is increasing across NSW, though remains lower than the state average, often resulting in later diagnosis and poorer outcomes.

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