Cancer Screening

Cancer screening can help protect your health through early detection, even if you don’t have any symptoms of the disease. Simple screening tests look for particular changes and early signs of cancer before it has developed or before any symptoms emerge.

Page last updated: 25 November 2020

Important message about cancer screening during COVID-19 pandemic

The Department of Health is closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national cancer screening programs. We are taking advice from our clinical expert advisory groups on how best to manage each program as the pandemic continues, and will update this website as information becomes available.

For updates on the status of each program and how you may be affected, check the Breast, Bowel and Cervical screening program pages. For further information on COVID-19, visit the Department of Health website or call the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 020 080.

COVID-19 reports

Read the Cancer Council NSW reports on the impact of COVID-19 on our cancer screening programs on our new website.

For updates on the escalated situation in Victoria and NSW please visit the following links:

VICTORIA

For public information.

For health services and professionals.

NSW

For public information.

For health services and professionals.

Review of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

We are now accepting public submissions as part of our review of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Visit our Consultation Hub to have your say – your input and feedback is important to us.



BreastScreen Australia

Breast Screening
BreastScreen Australia aims to reduce illness and death from breast cancer by actively recruiting and screening women aged 50-74 for early detection of the disease.

National Bowel Cancer
Screening Program

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
Information about the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is now on our new website.

National Cervical
Screening Program

National Cervical Screening Program
Information about the National Cervical Screening Program is now on our new website.

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