Cancer


South Western Sydney PHN is committed to improving the cancer screening rates across the district with a particular focus on improving  Cervical, Bowel and Breast screening rates where we currently fall below NSW state average.

- Around 80 Australians die of bowel cancer every week. Bowel screening is recommended from 50 years and repeated every two years. Eligible Australians will be sent a free  test kit, also available for purchase. More information on test kits and screening from Bowel Cancer Australia.

- One in eight women in NSW will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Screening can detect cancers before they can be felt. Screening via a mammogram recommended for women aged 50-74 every two years. No referral needed call Breast Screen NSW on 132050 for an appointment. More info available on their website.

- Current recommended Cervical screening via PAP smear test is for women aged from ages 18-20 every two years. This test can be performed by your GP, certified clinic nurse or women’s health centre. More information can be found at Cancer Screening.

 

 

USEFUL LINKS





Cancer Survivorship
Cancer Screening
Can Refer
Bowel Cancer Australia
Cancer.org
South Western Sydney LHD
Cancer Council
Canteen