Culturally and linguistically diverse women

BreastScreen Queensland is active across all communities and involves representatives from culturally and linguistic groups in its planning to ensure communication and services are appropriate.

Key initiatives include:

  • Resources translated into Arabic, Vietnamese and Simplified Chinese languages
  • Radiographer translations
  • Procedure video
  • Group bookings
  • Education and information sessions provided by a health professional
  • After hour appointments and specially arranged service closures
  • Translators are available

Having a breastscreen:

Not sure how to go about booking a breastscreen or what happens when you have one? Follow Shan from the time she books her appointment to having her breastscreen and getting the results. This video has been translated into Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin.

Galila talks from the heart in her own language

Read the transcript of Galila's testimonial.

What do other women think?

Read the inspiring real-life stories of everyday women.

Last reviewed 13 June 2018 Last updated 15 June 2018

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BreastScreen Queensland reopens

Following a temporary suspension of routine breast screening across the State, some BreastScreen Queensland services are starting to screen again.

The recommencement of breast screening varies across the State. If you had an appointment cancelled, your local service will contact you to schedule a new appointment.

BreastScreen Queensland is an important early detection service for women, which reduces illness and death from breast cancer. To make an appointment please call us on 13 20 50 or book online.

Please note that online bookings are currently not available for the Rockhampton and Wide Bay Services, however, if you live in these areas you can still access your online account to view mail from BreastScreen Queensland, including reminders, forms, your results and update your personal details if needed.

We understand that some women may have concerns about attending screening at this time. If this is you, please talk to your doctor who knows you best, about whether breast screening at this time is right for you based on your individual circumstances.

The wellbeing of women and our staff is always our top priority and BreastScreen Queensland services are implementing a range of strategies to minimise and address risks from COVID-19 for women who attend for breast screening and our staff. As such, we ask that you reschedule your appointment if you are feeling unwell or you are required to self-quarantine or self-isolate due to COVID-19.

All women are encouraged to remain aware of the normal look and feel of their breasts. If you notice any changes please see your doctor immediately, do not wait until your next breast screen. Breast changes to look out for include:

If you have any questions or concerns, please call your local BreastScreen Queensland service on 13 20 50.

We will continue to keep you updated here on our website about the availability of breast screening services during this time.

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