BreastScreen NSW is a free breast x-ray (mammogram) program to find breast cancer early, before a woman or her doctor notice any symptoms, and is recommended every two years. Early detection of breast cancer increases survival, and treatment is often less invasive than for cancers diagnosed when they are more advanced.
BreastScreen NSW is targeted at women 50-74 years where the evidence is that screening has the greatest potential to prevent mortality from breast cancer. Women aged 40-49 and 74 years and older, who have no breast cancer symptoms or signs, are also eligible for free screening mammograms.
The program is aimed at women who do not show signs of having breast cancer. Those with symptoms are encouraged to see their General Practitioner for investigation.
Women whose mammogram shows a possible abnormality are invited to come back for further assessment and tests. The Assessment Clinic is also a free service.
BreastScreen services in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
The South Eastern Sydney & Illawarra BreastScreen Service has permanent screening clinics at:
- Wollongong David Jones Rose Clinic (site info and location)
- Wollongong Crown Street Clinic (site info and location)
- Shellharbour (site info and location)
- Nowra (site info and location)
- Ulladulla (site info and location)
Mobile screening van at selected locations each year.
To find your closest BreastScreen service location, please click
For appointments call 13 20 50 or (02) 9113 4075. If a language
interpreter is needed, please call 13 14 50. No referral needed.
For more details about the program, please visit the BreastScreen NSW website.