Book at breastscreen.org.au or call 13 20 50
Am I at risk?
- 1 in 8 women in Victoria will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
- Most women with breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease.
- Age is the biggest risk factor for developing breast cancer.
What is a breast screen?
A breast screen (mammogram) is an X-ray picture of the breast. Breast screens can find cancers that are too small to see or feel. More women survive breast cancer today thanks to early detection and better treatments.
Do I need a breast screen?
Early detection saves lives.
- You should be screened every two years.
In your 40s or over 75?
- Talk to your doctor to find out if breast screening is right for you.
- Breast screens are not effective for women under 40 years.
- is free.
- takes about 10 minutes.
- doesn’t need a doctor’s referral.
- is provided by female radiographers.
- is available at a clinic near you throughout Victoria.
Be breast aware
- Get to know the normal look and feel of your breasts. See your doctor if you notice any unusual changes.
- Ask your doctor about your risk of breast cancer and the need for screening.
For more information: breastscreen.org.au Call 13 14 50 and ask to be connected to BreastScreen Victoria Translated information: breastcancer.org.au/translations TTY 13 36 77 if you have hearing or speech difficulties