Did you know
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian women
- If you’re a woman, your risk of breast cancer increases greatly after the age of 50
- Nine out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer
- Breast screening can find breast cancer early, before it can be seen or felt by a woman or her doctor
- Finding breast cancer early means there are more treatment options
- Breast screening has a normal result for most women, with no cancer found
A breast screen uses a special machine to look for very small cancers in breasts that can’t be seen or felt by a woman or her doctor. A breast screen is also called a mammogram.
Unsure about screening?
For more information and resources visit Should I screen? | BreastScreen Queensland.
Early detection is your best protection – breast cancer screening saves lives. Regular breast screening is an excellent way to detect breast cancer in its early stage, even before you or your doctor can see or feel something.
Getting screened every two years will give you best chance for early detection and more treatment options.
It is free and available to you every two years.
While all women 40 years and over are eligible, women aged 50–74 years are particularly encouraged to have a breast screen every two years as this is the age group most at risk.
Women over 50 years are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, with 76 per cent of women diagnosed with breast cancer being in this age group.
Permanent screening services
Ipswich Health Plaza
Lower ground floor
21 Bell Street, Ipswich
Yamanto Central shopping centre
488 Warwick Road, Yamanto
Mobile screening services
West Moreton also has two mobile vans (Wattle and Bottlebrush) that visit over 20 locations throughout the West Moreton region.
Information about locations and upcoming visits can be found here.
|Boonah||Boonah Sports Complex, Coronation Street|
|Booval||Booval Fair Shopping Centre, Corner of Brisbane and South Station roads|
|Bundamba||The Bremer Institute of TAFE, Corner of Mary and Byrne streets|
|Esk||Visitor Information Centre, Ipswich Street|
|Flinders View||Winston Glades Shopping Centre, 259 Ash Street|
|Fernvale||Visitor Information Centre, Brisbane Valley Highway|
|Gatton||Lockyer Valley Sports and Aquatic Centre, 136 Spender Street|
|Goodna||Diggers Rest, Corner of Church and Queen Streets|
|Ipswich||Ipswich Hospital, Chelmsford Avenue|
|Kambu Medical Centre, 27 Roderick Street|
|North Ipswich||Riverlink Shopping Centre, Corner Pine and Down Street|
|Lowood||Lowood Clock/Railway Park, Corner Main and Railway streets|
|Plainland||Schulte’s Central, 4424 Warrego Highway|
|Redbank||Redbank Collingwood Sports Complex, Chalk Street|
|Redbank Plains||Town Square Redbank Plains Shopping Centre, 357/403 Redbank Plains Road|
|Rosewood||Rosewood Community Centre, 19 School Road|
|Springfield Central||Education City, Education City Drive (off Sinnathamby Boulevard)|
|Wacol||The Park - Centre for Mental Health and Specialised Services, Ellerton Drive and Wolston Park Road|
|Toogoolawah||Toogoolawah Court House, Hopkins Place|
Make an appointment
To make an appointment book online at www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au
Or contact 13 20 50
8 am-4.30 pm
Out-of-hours and Saturday appointments are available.
Here is a video that explains what happens at a breast screening appointment.
Contact 13 20 50 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping your contact details up-to-date ensures that you will receive a reminder about your next appointment.
Please remain aware of the normal look and feel of your breasts. If you notice any changes please contact your doctor immediately, do not wait until your next breast screen. Breast changes to look out for include:
- a new lump or lumpiness, especially if it's only in one breast
- a change in the size and shape of your breast
- a change to the nipple, such as crusting, an ulcer, redness or the nipple pulled in
- a discharge from your nipple that happens without squeezing the nipple
- a change in the skin of the breast such as redness or dimpling or puckered skin
- a pain that doesn't go away.
For more information and resources:
- visit www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au/ordering-resources.asp
- contact 13 20 50 and ask to speak to our Health Promotion Officer.