FREE breast screening mammograms
Screening Dates for 2013
- Darwin - 21 January to 29 November
- Palmerston - 2 April to 19 April
- Katherine - 1 July to 26 July
- Nhulunbuy - 12 August to 23 August
- Tennant Creek - 23 September to 27 September
- Congress Alukura - 30 September to 4 October
- Alice Springs - 22 April to 31 May and 7 October to 8 November
This service is for women aged 40 years or older without breast symptoms. Women in this age group should have a mammogram every two years to help detect breast cancer early. Finding cancer early is the key to survival, reducing the impact of treament and getting you back to your busy life
Please call 13 20 50 to make an appointment for this service. Group bookings also available and can be made anytime.
New initiatives into the future
Several remote Aboriginal communities will be collaborating on breastscreenNT pilot programs in 2013 to inform the design of a new 4WD Mammography Van in 2014. This 4WD Mammography Van will provide lifesaving breast tests in remote communities across the Northern Territory.
In 2013 breastscreenNT is working hard to make this free service more accessible for busy women across the Territory. breastscreenNT has opened a pilot breast screening clinic in Darwin City- Smith Street Mall to provide a quick and easy option for professional women.
In 2014 breastscreenNT will proudly launch a permanent clinic in Palmerston, located at the current GP Super Clinic site.
Did you know?
- Australian women have a 1 in 9 risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime.
- Screening mammograms are performed for the purpose of detecting breast cancer at an early stage.
- 75% of breast cancers occur in women aged 50 years and over.
- breastscreenNT is a FREE breast screening service targeting women aged 50 to 69 years.
- The breastscreenNT program is a component of BreastScreen Australia, the national breast cancer screening program.
To book your free breast screen call 13 20 50 (cost of a local call) during business hours.
All BreastScreen Australia services are regularly reviewed to ensure they provide a high quality service. The performance of every BreastScreen Australia Service is measured by assessing how closely it meets a set of nationally agreed standards.
Accreditation is the process that evaluates the overall Service. All Services must participate in the accreditation process to be part of BreastScreen Australia. The accreditation system includes checking that Services meet the standards through site visits, self-assessment and reporting to the national quality committee.
Services are only accredited if they provide an acceptable quality of service.
- Those that are very successful are given accreditation for four years. They monitor their own performance and are reviewed again in four years.
- Others receive accreditation for two years, and are reviewed again after that time.
- Services can also receive two year accreditation with high priority recommendations. This means there are particular standards the national quality recommends they improve upon. Their managers and the national quality committee monitor these Services more closely.