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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

11 October 2018

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a reminder that GPs and practice nurses play an important role in providing support and encouragement to women to attend, and continue to participate in breast screening.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a reminder that GPs and practice nurses play an important role in providing support and encouragement to women to attend, and continue to participate in breast screening.

Although referral is not essential for screening participation, research undertaken by BreastScreen NSW has shown that GPs have a significant influence in a woman’s decision to screen, with women more likely to have a mammogram if advised by their GP.

Regular two-yearly mammographic screening remains the clinically recommended method of detecting breast cancer early. Your support is needed to encourage eligible women to get screenedBreastScreen is free for all women aged 40 years and over, but is especially important for women aged 50-74 years. 

Women can make an appointment by calling 13 20 50.

Resources from BreastScreen NSW:

 

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