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The Breast Screen Bus is currently at Dungog Hospital

Book your appointment – 13 20 50

Breast Screen NSW invite women to have their first screening mammogram at 50 and then every 2 years until they are 74. Research shows that regular screening has the greatest benefit for women in this age group. The majority of breast cancers occur in women aged over 50 years. Regular mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when treatment is likely to be most successful.

Women aged 40 to 49 with no symptoms can attend BreastScreen NSW. Breast screening is less effective for women in this age group because of the difference in breast tissue. In younger women, the density, or thickness, of the breast tissue makes it more difficult to see a cancer on the x–ray. This can mean that more women are asked to come back for further tests. There are fewer women diagnosed with breast cancer in this age group.

Women aged over 74 years can also attend BreastScreen NSW. If you are over 74, we recommend that you discuss breast screening with your doctor to see whether it is a priority for you.

Dungog & District Hospital
Hospital Road
Dungog NSW 2420

More informationBreast Screen NSW


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