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
BreastScreen Queensland is an important early detection service for women,
which reduces illness and death from breast cancer. To find out if breast screening is available in your area and to make, change
or cancel an appointment, please call your local BreastScreen Queensland
service on 13 20 50.
Please note that online bookings are currently unavailable.
During this time, you can still access your online account to view mail from
BreastScreen Queensland, including reminders, forms and 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
- a new lump or lumpiness, especially if it's only in one breast
- a change in the size and shape of your breast
- a change to the nipple, such as crusting, an ulcer, redness or the
nipple pulled in
- a discharge from your nipple that happens without squeezing the nipple
- a change in the skin of the breast such as redness or dimpling or
- a pain that doesn't go away.
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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