Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October is Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, providing an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community.

Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer). Survival rates continue to improve in Australia with 89 out of every 100 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer now surviving five or more years beyond diagnosis.

Take the time in October to find out what you need to know about breast awareness and share this important information with your family, friends and colleagues.*

For BreastScreen WA, Breast Cancer Awareness Month means promoting our free screening service to the WA community as much as we can. Early detection saves lives, and the best method of early detection is screening mammograms. 

BreastScreen WA provides FREE screening mammograms to Western Australian women 40 years or over with no breast symptoms every two years. The BreastScreen WA Health Promotion team can provide resources, presentations or staffed displays for your workplace or community group to help promote breast cancer screening. Click here for more information.

*From Cancer Australia 

Use our contact form or call BreastScreen WA on:

13 20 50 for appointments

9323 6700 for information

Get to know your breasts and what is normal for you. Look in the mirror at your breasts and feel your breasts from time to time.

If you notice any unusual changes in your breasts such as lumps, nipple discharge, or persistent new breast pain, even if your last screening mammogram was normal, please see your GP promptly.

Ask your GP about breast health at your next check-up.

Last Updated: 03/10/2022