From mid-June 2022, the department began distributing cancer screening packs to more than 8000 general practices across Australia. The packs include:
We know cancer screening saves lives, but only around 50% of Australians eligible for the national cancer screening programs – BreastScreen Australia, National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and National Cervical Screening Program – complete the tests.
Australians diagnosed through the national cancer screening programs are 59% less likely to die from bowel, 69% less likely to die from breast cancer and 87% less likely to die from cervical cancer compared to Australians diagnosed another way.
Research shows primary healthcare workers are key to motivating patients to participate in cancer screening.
More information on cancer screening and resources for healthcare providers can be found on the Department of Health website.
Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Over 70 per cent of people who get cervical cancer in Australia have never been screened or haven’t been screened regularly, so your best protection is to have regular Cervical Screening Tests once every five years – even if you’ve had th...
Together we can #MakeCervicalCancerHistory – will you help? Under the National Cervical Screening Program, all participants can choose to screen using either a self-collected vaginal sample or a healthcare provider-collected sample from the cervix. Recent evidence shows a Cervical Screening Test u...
Watch GCPHN Primary Sense team show how Primary Sense can assist practices Identify patients without evidence of bowel and/or breast cancer screening.
This video provides an overview of the National Cervical Screening Program. It outlines what a Cervical Screening Test is and the test options available to participants. The video has also been translated into nine different languages and is available here. Printed resources are also available here.