The Australian Government has announced that self-collection will be an option for all participants under the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) from 1 July 2022.
October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the most diagnosed form of cancer in Australian women, with 1 in 7 women diagnosed at some stage in their life. Over the last 30 years, BreastScreen Australia has provided more than 20 million mammograms and detected over 20,000 cancers.
Bowel cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and the second leading cause of cancer-related death. It claims the lives of over 5,000 Australians a year. Regular screening is important to detect it early, so take the free bowel cancer test – it could save your life.
Changes to the NCSP's Guidelines for the clinical management of women at intermediate risk will come into effect from 1 February 2021. This follows the Cancer Council Australia Clinical Guidelines working party review of national data from the renewed program.
The Australian Government is investing more than $9.5 million in 5 research projects to improve diagnosis, treatment, and understanding of endometriosis. The funding comes from the Medical Research Future Fund.
More than one year on from the first ever National Action Plan for Endometriosis, the Australian Government is continuing to support women and girls with endometriosis.
From early 2018, young Australians have free access to the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil®9 that protects against more types of HPV infection.
Australia's medicine and medical devices regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), has decided to remove a number of mesh products whose sole use is the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse via transvaginal implantation from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).
The Department of Health was recently reaccredited as a breastfeeding friendly workplace (BFW). We are proud to support our staff by providing conditions and facilities for breastfeeding.