'Not in My Family'
‘Not In My Family’ is a mass media campaign developed by BreastScreen NSW to increase breast screening participation rates in NSW.
The campaign features the thought-provoking message - 9 out of 10 women who develop breast cancer do not have a family history, which challenges the common misconception that breast screening is only a priority for women who have a family history of breast cancer. The campaign aims to make all women aged 50-74 aware that they are at risk of breast cancer and should have a mammogram every 2 years.
The campaign also features breast cancer expert Associate Professor Nirmala Pathmanathan explaining the benefits of breast screening:
- A mammogram can pick up breast cancers before they can be seen or felt.
- Finding breast cancer early improves survival.
- When breast cancer is detected in the early stages women are much less likely to need invasive treatments like a mastectomy or chemotherapy.
Where will the campaign be seen?
The campaign will run for eight weeks across NSW from March 11 – May 5, 2018 and will be broadcast across NSW on:
- Digital Display
- Aboriginal and Arabic Radio
What can you do?
We urge any woman in NSW aged 50-74 who has not had a mammogram in the past 2 years to book your free screening mammogram.
An appointment at BreastScreen NSW only takes 20 minutes, the mammogram itself takes all of 5 or 10 minutes.
You can find out more about breast cancer and family history by visiting our breast cancer and family history web page.