Before your screening


What should you do before screening?

Do I need to visit my doctor?

You do not need a referral to book an appointment, but see your doctor before you book if you have:


See your doctor if you notice unusual change in your breastsan unusual change in your breast such as a lump, pain or nipple discharge

See your doctor first if you have had breast cancer within the past five yearshad breast cancer within the past five years.


BreastScreen Victoria performs mammograms for detecting breast cancer. This means there must be breast tissue present to compress. If you have had a double mastectomy or are a transgender man who has had top surgery you should see your doctor to discuss your screening options.

Booking online with My BreastScreen

You will be asked some questions when you book your appointment on MyBreastScreen. Answering these questions ensures we book the right type of appointment and save you time on the day.

There are some questions about your family history of breast and ovarian cancer, so talk to your family before you book.

A Registration & Consent Form is automatically completed with your answers. Print the Registration & Consent Form, and bring it with you to your appointment.

Booking by phone

You can also book by calling the contact centre on 13 20 50.

Book your appointment online at My BreastScreen or call 13 20 50