BreastScreen NSW Northern Sydney Central Coast is one of nine screening and assessment services of BreastScreen NSW.
The service provides free breast screening and the necessary follow up assessment services to eligible women. BreastScreen NSW is a population-based screening program which aims to:
- maximise early detection of breast cancer in the target population
- reduce the mortality and morbidity attributable to breast cancer
- maximise the proportion of women in the target population who are screened every two years
Within the Northern Sydney and Central Coast area, BreastScreen NSW operates screening and assessment services at Royal North Shore Community Health Centre and Erina with additional screening sites at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai, Brookvale Community Health Centre and Wahroonga.
The BreastScreen NSW mobile screening units provide screening services at North Ryde, Warriewood, Bateau Bay, Lake Haven and Woy Woy at various times of the year.
The BreastScreen NSW program is free for women over 40 years of age with women 50 to 74 years of age particularly encouraged to attend and a doctor's referral is not required.
Women with unusual breast changes such as lump, pain, nipple discharge should contact their general practitioner before making an appointment at BreastScreen NSW.
For more information about breast cancer and breast screening can be found at
BreastScreen NSW website
BreastScreen NSW Northern Sydney Central Coast locations and hours of service can be found