Cancer

Information about cancer screening for people living in South Western Sydney


South Western Sydney PHN is committed to improving the cancer screening rates across our region, with a particular focus on improving cervical, bowel and breast screening rates, where we currently fall below NSW state average.


Bowel Cancer
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.
Find out more information on test kits and screening from Bowel Cancer Australia.
 

Breast Cancer
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 GP referral is needed.Call Breast Screen NSW on 132050 for an appointment.
You can find your nearest screening centre or mobile van locations. Find out more at BreastScreen NSW.
 

Cervical Cancer
Current Cervical screening testing is recommended for women aged from 25-74 years, every five (5) years.
This test can be performed by your GP, certified clinic nurse or women’s health centre.
Find out more at the National Cervical Screening Program.


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