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Increasing bowel screening amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Waminda, South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation is one of 50 primary health care centres across the country selected for the National Indigenous Bowel Screening Pilot, which is being implemented through the Menzies School of Health Research.
Updated Colposcopy and Treatment form
The Colposcopy and Treatment form has been updated to comply with the amended requirements of the National Cancer Screening Register Rules 2017.
Electronic delivery of BreastScreen results
BreastScreen NSW has commenced a phased rollout of the delivery of electronic results to eligible general practices in South Eastern NSW. This means that eligible practices in the region will soon be able to receive patients' BreastScreen results by secure messaging.
Book your free screening mammogram this Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a great time for women to put themselves first and encourage other women to do the same!
BreastScreen NSW is encouraging women to book their free screening mammogram.
Have your say on BreastScreen Australia's breast density statement
BreastScreen Australia is conducting a survey for consumers of BreastScreen NSW services aged 50 - 74 years. Have your say on BreastScreen Australia's position statement on breast density.
The Australian Government Department of Health is considering if BreastScreen Australia’s position statement on breast density needs to be updated.
Cervical cancer screening reminders for NSW women
The NSW Cancer Institute advises that the new National Cancer Screening Register is now sending reminders to NSW women to have the cervical screening test (HPV).
Reminders are being sent to women who would have been due for their two-yearly pap smear.
BreastScreen NSW is looking for a consumer advisor for the Service Management Advisory Committee
BreastScreen NSW is looking for a consumer to join the Service Management Advisory Committee and have their say on women's health and wellbeing.
Do the test and prevent bowel cancer
Did you know that 90% of bowel cancer cases can be successfully treated? Do the test and safeguard yourself against bowel cancer.
Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world.
The Improvement Foundation's QI Community is hosting a cervical cancer screening webinar in April
The Improvement Foundation’s QI Community presents ‘The New Cervical Screening Program: Top Tips for GPs’, a 30 minute webinar on 1. 00-1. 30 AEST (12. 30-1. 00 SA) Tuesday 17 April.
BreastScreen NSW launches campaign to bust myths about family history and breast cancer risk
Did you know that 9 out of 10 women who develop breast cancer do not have a family history?
To combat this myth and raise awareness for screening services available, BreastScreen NSW will launch the ‘Not In My Family’ media campaign on Sunday 11 March.
New National Bowel Cancer Screening Program test kit
A new immunochemical faecal occult blood test (iFOBT) kit, and associated pathology services will be introduced into the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (the Program) from 2 January 2018.
Important information regarding cervical screening testing for women under 25
Routine cervical screening is not recommended in the renewed program for women under 25 years. Some women under 25 will present with an expectation for screening, having had previous pap tests.
Regional cancer screening annual report
COORDINARE has released its annual report of cancer screening results for South Eastern NSW, providing a snapshot of the region and the figures across all LGAs in the region during 2015-16 for all three existing national programs – BreastScreen, National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and the National Cervical Screening Program.
Cervical screening changes from 1 December 2017
On 1 December the National Cervical Screening Program will change from two yearly cervical cytology testing to five yearly HPV testing for women aged 25–74 years.
Cervical screening renewal - new resources for practices and consumers
The Commonwealth has produced a suite of resources for health professionals and consumers, explaining the changes to cervical screening.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Regular two-yearly mammographic breast cancer screening remains the most proven method of detecting breast cancer in its early stages. The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chance of survival.
Brindabella Family Practice use emoji to start important conversations!
Notice anything unusual about this nurse’s desk at Brindabella Family Practice in Queanbeyan? Practice Nurse Olivia Eldridge and her colleagues are using this emoji as a discussion starter about bowel screening!!
Changes to the National Cervical Screening Program – Online training modules
The Cancer Institute NSW has advised of the release of the Cervical Screening Online Training Modules, developed for health care professionals by the NPS MedicineWise.
Katungal BreastScreen initiative
The teams at Katungul Batemans Bay, Narooma and Bega in conjunction with COORDINARE, have commenced a breast screening initiative for their clients.
APNA launches bowel cancer screening conversation guide for nurses
As we reach the end of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, it's a great time to make sure you know your role in bowel cancer screening and understanding the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.