Screening mammograms are recommended every two years for women aged 50-74 years. The free screening is available at Gosford Hospital, as well as in mobile vans that visit different locations across the Coast. To book an appointment phone BreastScreen NSW on 13 20 50
Why screening is important
One in eight women in NSW will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection offers the best chance of long-term survival from breast cancer.
Nine out of ten women who develop cancer do not have a family history of breast cancer. Even if you have no symptoms, mammograms can detect cancers before they can be seen or felt. If detected early, survival from breast cancer can be as high as 97%.
A typical appointment takes just 20mins and can save your life.
Where to get screened
A BreastScreen NSW service is located in the Outpatients area at Gosford Hospital. It is open Monday through Friday, and usually once a month on Saturdays. To make a free appointment, phone 13 20 50.
BreastScreen NSW has mobile vans equipped with the latest screening and communications technology. The mobile vans visit various locations across the Central Coast on weekdays, making screening more accessible. To make a free appointment at a mobile van near you, phone 13 20 50.
Find out more
Phone 13 20 50 for more information or visit their website.