BreastScreen Queensland has been providing Queensland women with quality, nationally accredited breast screening and assessment services for over 25 years. We offer free screening and assessment services, to eligible women, using the latest digital mammography technology.
Australia program, BreastScreen Queensland aims to reduce the impact of breast cancer and ensure women have the best outcome possible through early detection. We provide a complete service, up to and including a breast cancer diagnosis or referral for open biopsy. Our goal is to screen more than 70% of Queensland women in the Program’s target age group, 50 to 74, every two years, as the evidence of screening benefit is strongest in this age group.
BreastScreen Queensland began small in 1991 with a vision to build a network covering all corners of the State. We later introduced a mobile service to provide screening to women in regional and remote areas of Queensland. In this time, we have performed more than 5 million breast screens and detected more than 25,000 breast cancers. That is 29 breast cancers diagnosed every week.
Today, our network includes 11 screening and assessment centres, 22 screening only centres and 11 mobile vans covering more than 260 locations across the State. Our commitment to quality health care has remained unchanged. Nearly thirty years on, our breast screening program strives to continuously improve services provided to Queensland women.
Last reviewed 1 September 2020 Last updated 1 September 2020