Screening Saves Lives campaign

The Screening Saves Lives campaign is a collaboration between National Bowel Cancer Screening ProgramBreastScreen WA, and the WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program, with a focus on the LGBTQIA+ community.

Research indicates that members of the LGBTQIA+ community have lower cancer screening rates than the general population due to hesitancy in seeking out medical care for fear of discrimination.

This campaign aims to increase awareness and participation of screening programs within the LGBTQIA+ community, with the ultimate goal of increasing screening rates and saving lives.

Members from the WA’s LGBTQIA+ community volunteered their time, talent and insight to create a suite of resources that are relevant and authentic to the target group. The Stakeholder Communications Toolkit has been developed to increase awareness of and participation in these lifesaving screening programs.

Order resources, including the Screening Saves Lives flyer pictured below, using the order form here.

Screening Saves Lives flyer front page Screening Saves Lives flyer back page

Want to be involved in the next Screening Saves Lives campaign? See more information here.

Read Liz's Story about cervical screening here.

Read Steph and Geri's story about breast screening here.

Read Alyce's story about bowel screening here.



The following webinar covers the importance of using inclusive language and culturally competent care with LGBTQIA+ patients. It covers strategies to create welcoming environments in practices, addressing factors influencing LGBTQIA+ community participation in cancer screening and providing information on available support services.

Beyond the Binary: Improving Healthcare Access for LGBTQI+ Patients - YouTube


Use our contact form or call BreastScreen WA on:

13 20 50 for appointments

9323 6700 for information

Last Updated: 14/03/2024