Finding cancer early increases the chances of successful treatment and survival.

The Latrobe Health Innovation Zone project will work to improve participation in three population-based cancer screening programs and improve access to screening services for vulnerable and high-risk groups.

The Australian Government operates several screening programs for eligible Australians.

BreastScreen Australia

BreastScreen Australia is a national breast-screening program for well women without symptoms aged 50-69 years, although women aged 40-49 and 70 years and older are able to attend for screening. Book your free mammogram every two years by calling BreastScreen on 13 20 50. 

The National Cervical Screening Program

The National Cervical Screening Program offers a five-yearly cervical screening test for women aged between 25 and 74. This revised program replaces the two-yearly Pap test. Women already having Pap tests, should have their first Cervical Screening Test when they are next due for a Pap test. Find out more on 13 15 56.

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program offers eligible Australians aged from 50 to 74 a chance to screen for bowel cancer using a free, simple test at home. Find out more on 1800 118 868