Treatments and tests

Screening mammography with BreastScreen WA

Women in Australia have a 1 in 8 risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime.

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What is a screening mammogram?

A screening mammogram is a low dose X-ray of your breast that can detect breast cancer at an early stage before it can be felt or noticed.

BreastScreen WA (external site) offers free screening mammograms to women 40 or over with no breast symptoms.

If you are concerned about any breast symptoms see your GP as soon as possible.

Watch the BreastScreen Victoria television commercial below.

Remember to have a screening mammogram every two years to detect breast cancer

More information

Visit BreastScreen WA (external site) for more information and downloadable resources. 

BreastScreen WA

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