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Health professionals

Health professionals – doctors, practice nurses, allied health professionals and community health providers – play a crucial role in supporting women to screen regularly.

Women are more likely to get a breast screen if recommended by their doctor or health professional.1520

Mammograms are the best way to detect breast cancer early in women aged 50–74, before changes can be seen or felt.15361550

Evidence shows that screening mammograms are most effective for women aged 50–74.1550   

All women aged 40+ are eligible to attend BreastScreen NSW. 

Supporting your patients before a breast screen makes it more likely they will attend their appointment.1520  

We offer a range of breast screening resources for educational and professional development.

See below key resource for health professionals

GP health professional factsheet resource