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COVID-19 update

COVID-19 BreastScreen noticeBreastScreen Queensland has decided to temporarily suspend routine breast screening to safeguard the health of clients, staff and community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

All women with cancelled appointments will be notified as soon as possible. Clients will be called to reschedule appointments once we can reopen.

Please be assured that if you have recently had a breast screen you will receive your results through the post or your online account. BreastScreen Queensland remains open for those women who have been asked to return for additional tests.

We know this will concern many people. If you have any questions or concerns, please call your local service on 13 20 50.

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.

We will keep you updated on when breast screening services will be available again and thank you for your understanding.

Read more at https://www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au


Breastscreen movieHave you had a breast screen yet? It's fast, FREE, friendly and female - no doctor's referral needed.

Early detection is your best protection – BREAST CANCER SCREENING SAVES LIVES! Regular screening for breast cancer remains the most effective way to detect breast cancer early.

Did you know
90% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history?

How do I make an appointment?

To make an appointment book online at www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au
Or contact 13 20 50
Monday - Friday
8am to 5pm

Appointments are available 
6.45 am to 5.15 pm
Monday - Friday and Saturday mornings

(some walk-in appointments are available)

Why get breast screened?

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.

 

How often should I get a breast screened?

Getting screened every 2 years will give you best chance for early detection and more treatment options.

How much will it cost?

It is FREE and available to you every 2 years.

What age do you need to be to receive a FREE breast screen?

While all women 40 years and over are eligible, women aged 50–74 years are particularly encouraged to have a breast screen every 2 years as this is the age group most at risk.

What is the most common age to develop breast cancer?

Women over 50 years are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, with 76% of women diagnosed with breast cancer being in this age group.

Where do I go for my appointment?

Ipswich BreastScreen 
(permanent screening facility)Breastscreen van
Ipswich Health Plaza
Lower ground floor, 21 Bell Street
Ipswich
 

Mobile services in BreastScreen
vans visit:

Boonah
Boonah Sports Complex, Coronation Street

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

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

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

How do I update my contact details?

Contact 13 20 50 or bsqr_registry_support_centre@health.qld.gov.au

Keeping your contact details up-to-date ensures that you will receive a reminder about your next appointment.

Where can I find more information?

For more information and resources visit
www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au/ordering-resources.asp

or contact 13 20 50 and ask to speak to our Health Promotion Officer.