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Health Professionals

This section contains information for health professionals. Alternatively, view the FAQs page for answers to your questions.

Breast Screening is for asymptomatic women

For information on management of symptomatic women please refer to Cancer Australia Guidelines

For information on familial risk assessment for breast and ovarian cancer refer to the FRA-BOC online tool by Cancer Australia

Clinical Policy Changes

From July 16 2015, BreastScreen Victoria will implement eligibility changes for women who have a condition that may put them at an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

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ORDER FREE RESOURCES

BreastScreen Victoria have resources available for health professionals and the general public. Click on the link below to order today.

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Patient reminder

This form can be downloaded as a reminder for a woman to call BreastScreen for an appointment. The template can be saved as a template in common clinical software programs.

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Useful Tools

Identify lapsed screeners

If your practice uses the PEN CS clinical audit tool and receives patient results electronically from BSV, practices can check their systems quickly and easily to identify eligible women who haven't screened in the last 2 years. 

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GP Endorsement Letter

This letter can be sent to all women aged over 50 in your practice without previous breast conserving surgery. It can be added to your suite of recalls.

The templates can be saved as a template in common clinical software programs. 

Click here for the download instructions.

Endorsement Letter

In the headlines

Multicultural Victorian women missing out on breast screens

Actress Angelina Jolie cut her risk of breast cancer considerably this year, but interest in preventative cancer screens is not high in migrant women. Just one in three Victorian women from some non-English speaking backgrounds are having regular breast screens according to BreastScreen Victoria.

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