The role of health professionals and providers in the BreastScreen Australia program
Health professionals and providers can help women understand the importance of regular breast screening. Find out how to increase their confidence in the breast screening program.
BreastScreen Australia strives to detect cancer as early as possible. We want to improve the likely outcomes for women with the disease.
You can use your clinical reminder systems to proactively identify women who are due for their breast screen.
Your dedication underpins and drives the program. You can increase women's confidence in breast screening by helping them to understand:
- the benefits and limitations of screening mammograms
- the need for regular screening every 2 years
- breast cancer symptoms
- treatment options.
Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, guides and recommendations are available on Cancer Australia’s website. They can guide your decision making and help you follow best practice in managing breast cancer with your patients.
Read Cancer Australia's comprehensive digital resource – Guidance for the management of early breast cancer.
Breast cancer screening and diagnostic breast imaging – this module is available to RACGP members.
It is designed to help GPs make decisions on appropriate breast imaging for screening and diagnostic purposes.
The module is divided into 4 sections:
- general information on breast cancer
- breast imaging modalities