BreastScreen Queensland has been providing Queensland women with quality breast cancer screening services for over 25 years. We are the only nationally accredited breast cancer screening provider in Queensland offering free screening and assessment, to eligible women, using the latest digital mammography technology.
The aim of the BreastScreen Queensland program is to reduce the impact of a breast cancer diagnosis and ensure you 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 our 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. Later, we introduced a mobile service to provide quality screening to women in even remote areas of Queensland. Over the years we have performed more than 4.7 million screening mammograms and detected more than 19,000 breast cancers.
Today, our network includes 11 screening and assessment centres, 21 satellite screening centres and nine mobile vans covering more than 260 locations across the State. However, our commitment to quality health care has remained unchanged. More than twenty five years on, our breast cancer screening program strives to continuously improve services provided to the women of Queensland.
Last reviewed 13 June 2018 Last updated 15 June 2018