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BreastScreen Queensland Service


The BreastScreen Queensland Ipswich Service provides free breast cancer screening to women aged 50 to 74 years (women in their 40’s and those over 75 years of age are also eligible to attend), with the aim to reduce deaths and improve treatment options through the early detection of breast cancer.

Why have a breast screen?

Early detection saves lives

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.

By getting screened every two years you are giving yourself the best chance for early detection and more treatment options.

A breast screen is the best way to detect breast cancer early – well before you or your doctor can feel anything.

Access to free screening every two years

Once is not enough – regular screening for breast cancer remains the most effective way to detect breast cancer early.

Age

The risk of breast cancer increases with age. While women 40 and over are eligible, women aged 50–74 years are particularly encouraged to have a breast screen every two years as this the age group most at risk

Get in contact with BreastScreen Queensland

  • Have you had a breast screen yet? We have early morning, after hours and Saturday appointments available.
    Phone 13 20 50 or book online at www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au
  • A breast screen is a must for women aged between 50 and 74.
    It's fast, free, friendly and female
  • Age is the biggest risk factor in developing breast cancer - 76 per cent of breast cancers occur in women over 50
  • Nine-out-of-10 women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history
  • No doctors referral is needed.


Last updated: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Phone: 07 3817 2530
Fax: 07 3817 2491
Email: BreastScreen_Ipswich@health.qld.gov.au