Screening and early detection
Early detection of cancer can significantly improve outcomes for patients.
The Institute manages screening programs for bowel, breast and cervical to identify cancer in the early or pre-cancerous stage.
Cancer screening can help detect cancers early, even before you have any symptoms of the disease. We manage cancer screening programs for breast, cervical and bowel cancers. These programs offer free tests that detect cancers early, which means people have more effective treatment options, and better outcomes.
The Institute also works to raise awareness of the early symptoms of cancer, and works to make sure people take appropriate action if they identify these symptoms.
Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers—having a Pap test every two years is currently the best way to prevent it. Find out more about NSW Cervical Screening Program.
Australia has one of the highest incidence of bowel cancer in the world—find out why screening is important and how you can take part in the bowel screening program.
The chance of surviving lung cancer is best when the cancer is diagnosed at an early stage—know the signs and symptoms to look for.
What is breast cancer screening? What services does the Cancer Institute NSW provide? Who should consider a mammogram?
The Cancer Institute NSW is working collaboratively across the sector to increase primary care engagement with screening, and ultimately increase screening participation rates across NSW.