About BreastScreen WA

About BreastScreen WA

BreastScreen WA aims to:

  •   reduce morbidity and mortality attributable to breast cancer

  •   maximise the early detection of breast cancer in the target population

  •   ensure equitable access.

The BreastScreen WA program provides free screening mammograms to asymptomatic women and specifically targets women aged 50 to 74 years, as the scientific evidence of benefit from screening mammography is greatest for women in this age group. However, all women 40 years or over are eligible to attend.

Since March 1989 more than 1.8 million screening mammograms have been performed at a BreastScreen WA service and more than 10,500 breast cancers have been detected.

BreastScreen WA has eleven permanent screening clinics located at Bunbury, Cannington, Cockburn, David Jones Rose Clinic (Perth city store), Mandurah, Midland, Mirrabooka, Padbury, Perth City-Murray Street, Rockingham and Wanneroo.

Four mobile BreastScreen WA services visit about 100 outer metropolitan and rural towns every two years.  

The Program is part of the national BreastScreen Australia program and is governed by the National Accreditation Standards.  In Western Australia, the state wide program is under the jurisdiction of the North Metropolitan Health Service of the Health Department of Western Australia.

Last Updated: 13/09/2016