This BreastScreen Queensland service is a free service provided in 17 locations on the Sunshine and Cooloola Coasts. There are many good reasons to make your appointment with us today:
Is this service right for me?
BreastScreen is a well women's screening service. We do not treat women with breast cancer or possible breast cancer symptoms. Our screening services are provided to women 40 years and over and strongly recommended for women 50-74 years old. We do not accept women younger than 40 for several reasons.
Know your body
It is important to be aware of the normal look and feel of your breasts. If you find a breast lump, nipple discharge or any breast changes that concern you, please contact your doctor without delay.
In conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Health Service Indigenous Health Team and the North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (NCACCH), BreastScreen Queensland hosts screening sessions especially for Indigenous women. To find out about these screening sessions contact the Indigenous Health Team on 5470 6318 or NCACCH on 5443 3599.
Visit BreastScreen Sunshine Coast
Sometimes after a breast screen a woman will be asked to come back to an assessment clinic at BreastScreen Queensland Nambour for further tests. This does not mean that the woman has breast cancer, but more tests can make sure.
The clinic offers a multidisciplinary team approach to the diagnosis and management of women who are called back for further tests. This approach provides women with access to the full range of services including radiography, sonography, radiology, nursing, surgery, pathology and counselling.
The Sunshine Coast Assessment Service aims to ensure high standards are maintained and that a minimal number of women are affected by unnecessary investigations or surgery. Assessment services are provided in ways that are accessible and acceptable to all women and sensitive to the anxiety women may experience.
Our friendly and dedicated volunteers help BreastScreen offer a client-focussed and supportive follow up assessment service. Our volunteers provide non-clinical support to women and their families when they are called back for further tests. Volunteer roles include helping clients access information, providing companionship and offering assistance in the waiting room where necessary.
The BreastScreen Queensland Sunshine Coast Local Consumer Forum provides a platform for consultation between the BreastScreen staff and representatives of the local community. The meetings ensure the Service can meet the changing needs of local women and achieves the objectives of the BreastScreen Queensland Program.