Service Contact Details
Please use the following details to contact this service directly:
Baillie St, Horsham 3400 VIC
Tel: 132 050 Fax: 03 5381 0313
Breast Screen is a free service for the early detection of Breast Cancer for women over 50 years of age. Breast xrays offer the best option for early discovery of breast cancer, and a greater chance of successful treatment and recovery. Mammography is a low dose xray during which each breast is compressed firmly for a few seconds. Once the xray is taken it is read by two doctors trained and experienced in the detection and assessment of early breast cancer. Results are forwarded to you by letter, and if nominated, to your GP within two weeks. If any changes are detected on xray, Breast Screen offers a free high quality assessment at St John of God Hospital in Ballarat. This includes counselling, clinical assessment plus possible further xrays and biopsy. If cancer is detected, you are referred back to your own doctor for treatment. The service also offers an information and education service to the region.
Ring 132 050 for appointment.
Other inquiries to the Education Officer on 03 5381 0555
Or Visit BreastScreen Victoria
No fees apply to eligible women
Free to women 50 years and over. Women aged 40 - 49 years may join the program if they wish. A doctors appointment is not necessary.