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Breast health

Most changes in the breast (in fact 9 out of 10) aren't due to breast cancer. But if you do notice a change, it's important to get it checked by a doctor. Early detection of breast cancer means treatment has a much better chance of success.

Breast awareness and screening

Women aged 50 to 74 are encouraged to have a mammogram every two years, but should understand the limitations of the test and make an informed personal choice about breast screening.

Learn more about breast screening.

Normal breast changes

Breasts change throughout life, often due to changes in hormone levels. 

Learn more about breast changes.

Common breast problems

Many women experience common breast issues. Conditions that will need follow-up include:

Learn more about common breast problems.

Investigating breast changes

If there's an unusual change there are three common tests used. 

Learn more about the tests.

Questions about your breasts

If you're going to a doctor, ask these questions.

Links and Downloads
Link Summary Format Size
How to look out for early signs of breast cancer
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Every woman's guide to breast health
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A guide for Aboriginal women
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Questions about cancer?

Call or email our experienced cancer nurses for information and support.

Contact a cancer nurse