Brisbane Northside Service
BreastScreen Queensland provides free breast cancer screening for all eligible Queensland women. Women aged from 50 to 74 years are particularly encouraged to visit a BreastScreen Queensland Service every two years, as increasing age is the biggest risk factor in developing breast cancer. Women from the age of 40 and those choosing to continue screening after 75 are also eligible to attend for a breastscreen.
No referral is necessary to make an appointment at BreastScreen Queensland.
Appointments are one-on-one with a female health professional and only take around 30 minutes.
Accessing this service
The service is free and appointments can be made by phoning 13 20 50.
For more information visit www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au
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Breast Cancer Family Clinic
The Breast Cancer Family Clinic is now accepting referrals for women, aged 30 – 49 years, who meet National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre ‘Risk Category 3’ status.
The Clinic offers free assessment, monitoring and screening to eligible women, who must be referred by their General Practitioner.
There is no cost to be part of the Breast Cancer Family Clinic which is located at BreastScreen Queensland Brisbane Northside Service at 534 Hamilton Road, Chermside.
For more information please visit https://www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au/family-history.asp
To arrange new referrals to the Breast Cancer Family Clinic, please contact the Nurse Counsellor, on (07) 3350 7425 or via fax on (07) 3350 5102.
BreastScreen Queensland Brisbane Northside Service has developed health literacy resources in collaboration with women in the community and key stakeholders.
Women with an intellectual disabilty
The Wise Women: Your guide to having a breastscreen book is an A4 illustrated guide to breast cancer screening for women with an intellectual or learning disability. A Wise Women brochure is also available.
Women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
The Your Guide to Breast Health book is an illustrated guide to breast cancer screening for women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Brochures are also available in the following languages:
To order BreastScreen Queensland Brisbane Northside Service resources please phone the Health Promotion Team on (07) 3350 7412.