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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Cancer Institute of NSW 1 in 7 women in NSW will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime.
Cancer and COVID-19 – Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Cancer Australia has released resources and campaigns to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and health professionals to manage the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including those affected by cancer, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BreastScreen NSW to recommence routine breast screening
BreastScreen NSW is about to recommence routine breast screening, having temporarily suspended services to protect women, staff and the community from the risk of COVID-19. BreastScreen NSW will be inviting women to have their regular breast screens, starting with clients who had their appointments cancelled.
Update on bowel cancer screening during COVID-19
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is encouraging healthcare providers to continue to recommend routine screening to eligible patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancerscreening. gov. au website has been updated to ensure providers have guidance about managing screening and followup during this time.
Update on cervical cancer screening during COVID-19
The Department of Health is closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health services. The National Cervical Screening Program (the Program) is encouraging healthcare providers to continue to offer routine screening and follow up. The cancerscreening. gov.
BreastScreen NSW temporarily suspends routine breast screening
BreastScreen NSW has temporarily suspended routine breast screening. Women will continue to be notified of screening results. If the woman has provided consent, her nominated doctor will receive a letter confirming the results.
Update on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
As of 18 November 2019, the National Cancer Screening Register (the National Register) will begin supporting the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP).
Book a date with a friend that could save both your lives
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BreastScreen NSW will be encouraging women to get together with a friend to book a mammogram, with the message, ‘Book a date with a friend that could save both your lives.
EviQ and cancer screening
EviQ has developed four new fact sheets specifically for GPs on immunotherapy, molecular targeted therapy, IV chemotherapy and oral chemotherapy.
Resources for populations less likely to engage in cervical screening
80% of Australian women who develop cervical cancer are either under screened or have never screened. To assist health care providers to encourage these women to participate in cervical screening, resources have been developed for the population groups identified as less likely to engage in screening.
National Cervical Screening Program update
The Department of Health has recently published some updates about cervical cancer screening.
Bowel Cancer Awareness month 2019
June is Bowel Cancer Awareness month, a Bowel Cancer Australia initiative to raise awareness of Australia's second deadliest cancer. Bowel cancer is the third most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in Australia.
Increasing bowel screening amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Waminda, South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation is one of 50 primary health care centres across the country selected for the National Indigenous Bowel Screening Pilot, which is being implemented through the Menzies School of Health Research.
Updated Colposcopy and Treatment form
The Colposcopy and Treatment form has been updated to comply with the amended requirements of the National Cancer Screening Register Rules 2017.
Electronic delivery of BreastScreen results
BreastScreen NSW has commenced a phased rollout of the delivery of electronic results to eligible general practices in South Eastern NSW. This means that eligible practices in the region will soon be able to receive patients' BreastScreen results by secure messaging.
Book your free screening mammogram this Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a great time for women to put themselves first and encourage other women to do the same!
BreastScreen NSW is encouraging women to book their free screening mammogram.
Have your say on BreastScreen Australia's breast density statement
BreastScreen Australia is conducting a survey for consumers of BreastScreen NSW services aged 50 - 74 years. Have your say on BreastScreen Australia's position statement on breast density.
The Australian Government Department of Health is considering if BreastScreen Australia’s position statement on breast density needs to be updated.
Cervical cancer screening reminders for NSW women
The NSW Cancer Institute advises that the new National Cancer Screening Register is now sending reminders to NSW women to have the cervical screening test (HPV).
Reminders are being sent to women who would have been due for their two-yearly pap smear.
BreastScreen NSW is looking for a consumer advisor for the Service Management Advisory Committee
BreastScreen NSW is looking for a consumer to join the Service Management Advisory Committee and have their say on women's health and wellbeing.
Do the test and prevent bowel cancer
Did you know that 90% of bowel cancer cases can be successfully treated? Do the test and safeguard yourself against bowel cancer.
Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world.