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Convenience the key for iconic Queensland screening program

Having a regular breastscreen is now more convenient than ever.

With free services provided at more than 240 locations across the state and more than 250,000 women screened last financial year there's no excuse for women not to have their regular two-yearly mammogram.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said BreastScreen Queensland locations had changed over the years, with some screening services now conveniently located at shopping centres.

"There are now 10 services located at shopping centres across Queensland," Dr Young said.

"BreastScreen Queensland will also roll out a new online booking system next month.

"The online system will provide Queensland women with the convenience of booking their next breastscreen appointment with the click of a mouse or tap of a finger."

Dr Young said Queensland had a strong history of providing Queensland women with quality breast cancer screening services.

"BreastScreen Queensland has performed more than 4.7 million breast screens," Dr Young said.

"Queensland has the third highest breast screening rate in Australia at 57 per cent of women aged 50 to 74, ahead of the national rate of 53.7 per cent.

"Around 650 women have a breastscreen every day, and over the program's 25 year history, this has led to more than 19,000 Queensland women being alerted to the presence of breast cancer.

"We have also seen the five-year survival rate increase to 90 per cent - the rate was just 74 per cent in the late 1980s."

For more information visit our website at www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au or to book your free breastscreen appointment call 13 20 50

Last updated: 24 October 2016