What is a breast screen?


What is a breast screen or mammogram?

What is a breast screen?

A breast screen (mammogram) is an X-ray picture of the breast. Breast screens can find cancers that are too small to see or feel.

Thanks to early detection and better treatment, breast cancer survival rates continue to are much higher today than they ever have been.

An example of a breast screen showing on two screens

Breast screening

breastscreening is free

is free

Breast screening takes about 10 minutes

takes about
10 minutes

Breast screening doesn’t need a doctor’s referral

doesn’t need
a doctor’s referral

Breast screening is provided by female radiographersis provided by
female radiographers

Breast screening is available at a clinic near youis available at
a clinic near you

What happens?

Watch a breast screen

Learn about what to expect at BreastScreen Victoria. This animated video explains how to make a breast screening appointment, what happens during a breast screen, and receiving your results.

Please note: Due to the nature of breast screening, this video contains animated nudity.

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