BreastScreen NSW service
BreastScreen NSW aims to help women detect breast cancer early by providing free screening mammograms (breast x-rays) to women at over 200 screening sites across NSW.
Around 300,000 women are screened every year as part of the BreastScreen NSW program.
The BreastScreen NSW Coordination Unit is managed by the Cancer Institute NSW, and the program is delivered by nine Screening and Assessment Services, which are located and managed within Local Health Districts.
Mobile screening units
In 2015, BreastScreen NSW launched 13 new mobile breast screening units. The mobile units make screening easier to access.
More than a quarter of all BreastScreen NSW mammograms are delivered from mobile services. For women in rural and regional areas, more than half have their mammograms in a mobile unit.
The BreastScreen NSW mobile units travel more than 50,000km every two years – more than the circumference of the earth at the equator.
New screening sites
BreastScreen NSW is increasing its capacity to screen more and more women.
Additional mammography machines have been introduced in a number of screening sites including the Rose Clinic in Sydney City, which has also had a refurbishment.
Over the past 12 months new screening sites have been opened in:
- Bondi Junction
Find a screening site or a mobile screening unit near you.