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Call for healthcare providers to help increase cancer screening program participation
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care is seeking help from healthcare providers to increase participation in the national cancer screening programs (bowel, breast and cervical).
National Cervical Screening program expansion of self-collection eligibility
From 1 July 2022, the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) will expand screening test options, offering self-collection as a choice to all people for whom an HPV test is needed.
Cooma Mobile Breastscreen Van – book yourfree breast screen today!
The BreastScreen NSW mobile clinic will visit Cooma Multifunction Centre (via Cromwell Street) from March 14 to April 15. The service is recommended every two years for women aged 50 – 74. Women aged 40 – 49 and 75 and over are also welcome and eligible.
National Cervical Screening Program Update Expansion of self-collection
All women under the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) will be able to self-collect their own screening sample from 1 July 2022. Details of this announcement can be found here.
National Cervical Cancer Awareness week 2021 – It’s time to catch up
November 8-14 is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week. The theme of the week will build on last year’s message and encourage women aged 25-74 that it is “time to catch up”.
Breast Screen NSW services update
BreastScreen NSW has advised that screening services are being resumed in some areas.
Services have recommenced at its clinics in Queanbeyan, Moruya and Bega. Mobile clinics will be visiting Crookwell (until 22 October), Goulburn (25 October – 17 December) and Braidwood (29 November – 10 December).
General practice supporting bowel cancer awareness
This month is national bowel cancer awareness month which draws attention to the valuable role general practice plays in promoting bowel cancer screening. It also highlights the role general practice plays in encouraging patients to take that final step and have the test.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Cancer Institute of NSW 1 in 7 women in NSW will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime.
Cancer and COVID-19 – Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Cancer Australia has released resources and campaigns to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and health professionals to manage the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including those affected by cancer, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BreastScreen NSW to recommence routine breast screening
BreastScreen NSW is about to recommence routine breast screening, having temporarily suspended services to protect women, staff and the community from the risk of COVID-19. BreastScreen NSW will be inviting women to have their regular breast screens, starting with clients who had their appointments cancelled.
Update on bowel cancer screening during COVID-19
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is encouraging healthcare providers to continue to recommend routine screening to eligible patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancerscreening. gov. au website has been updated to ensure providers have guidance about managing screening and followup during this time.
Update on cervical cancer screening during COVID-19
The Department of Health is closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health services. The National Cervical Screening Program (the Program) is encouraging healthcare providers to continue to offer routine screening and follow up. The cancerscreening. gov.
BreastScreen NSW temporarily suspends routine breast screening
BreastScreen NSW has temporarily suspended routine breast screening. Women will continue to be notified of screening results. If the woman has provided consent, her nominated doctor will receive a letter confirming the results.
Update on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
As of 18 November 2019, the National Cancer Screening Register (the National Register) will begin supporting the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP).
Book a date with a friend that could save both your lives
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BreastScreen NSW will be encouraging women to get together with a friend to book a mammogram, with the message, ‘Book a date with a friend that could save both your lives.
EviQ and cancer screening
EviQ has developed four new fact sheets specifically for GPs on immunotherapy, molecular targeted therapy, IV chemotherapy and oral chemotherapy.
Resources for populations less likely to engage in cervical screening
80% of Australian women who develop cervical cancer are either under screened or have never screened. To assist health care providers to encourage these women to participate in cervical screening, resources have been developed for the population groups identified as less likely to engage in screening.
National Cervical Screening Program update
The Department of Health has recently published some updates about cervical cancer screening.
Bowel Cancer Awareness month 2019
June is Bowel Cancer Awareness month, a Bowel Cancer Australia initiative to raise awareness of Australia's second deadliest cancer. Bowel cancer is the third most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in Australia.
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.