National screening programs can detect:

Breast Cancer  - Women over 40 can have a free mammogram every 2 years.

 Breastscreen actively invite women aged 50 to 74 to screen every 2 years.

For more information go to www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/breastscreen-australia-program. If you have any concerns please discuss with your GP

Bowel cancer - The program is for people aged 50 to 74 years because this group of the Australian population is at highest risk of bowel cancer. Bowel screening is recommended every 2 years from age 50.  For more information go to www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/national-bowel-cancer-screening-program/getting-a-bowel-screening-test.

If you have any concerns please discuss with your GP

Cervical cancer - Cervical screening is a straightforward test performed by your doctor. It checks for the presence of HPV – a virus that can cause cervical cancer. Cervical screening does not check for, or prevent, other cancers such as ovarian or endometrial cancer. You are eligible for the test if you:

  • are aged between 25 and 74
  • have ever been sexually active

For more information go to www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/national-cervical-screening-program/about-the-national-cervical-screening-program.

If you have any concerns please discuss with your GP

If you have any other health concerns please see your GP for assessment and tests .

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