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National screening programs are available in Australia to detect breast cancer, bowel cancer and cervical cancer.

These programs are available free of charge to eligible people for whom there is evidence that the screening test can find a cancer at a stage when treatment is more effective.

The aim of screening programs is to pick up very early cancers in healthy individuals, who do not have symptoms.

 

Cancer screening saves lives.

National screening programs are available in Australia to detect breast cancer, bowel cancer and cervical cancer. It has never been more important to make sure your screening is up-to-date.

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This webpage was last reviewed and updated in January 2020.