It can sometimes detect breast cancer before there are any signs or symptoms such as a lump you can feel. Cancer Australia notes in its position statement that detection of breast cancer while it is still small and confined to the breast provides the best chance of effective treatment. Benefits of early detection include increased survival, increased treatment options and improved quality of life. Women aged 40 and over are entitled to a free mammogram every two years through BreastScreen Australia, the national breast screening program.
Back to Health A to Z. About 1 in 8 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. If it's detected early, treatment is more successful and there's a good chance of recovery. Breast screening aims to find breast cancers early. It uses an X-ray test called a mammogram that can spot cancers when they're too small to see or feel. But there are some risks of breast cancer screening that you should be aware of. As the likelihood of getting breast cancer increases with age, all women aged from 50 to their 71st birthday who are registered with a GP are automatically invited for breast cancer screening every 3 years.
Getting screening tests regularly may find breast, cervical, and other cancers early, when treatment is likely to work best. MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper offers free cancer screenings to uninsured or underinsured residents of South Jersey who are not able to pay for the screenings. Physician referrals are not needed. Our experienced and friendly staff is available to answer all of your questions and to let you know what to expect. Cancer screening services are available at several locations throughout Camden County.