BreastScreen Australia - An Invitation for culturally and linguistically diverse women that could save your life

Release Date: 

04/05/2016

News Type: 

  • Announcement

BreastScreen Australia has extended its An Invitation That Could Save Your Life campaign to include women aged 70-74 from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.  

The campaign has been translated into nine languages (Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Arabic, Greek, Italian, Croatian, Spanish and Macedonian) and issued to relevant media with messaging that early detection of cancer through breast screening saves lives.

Professor Helen Zorbas, CEO of Cancer Australia, said,  “Breast screening can identify cancer before symptoms appear or a change is noticed in the breast. This means a better range of treatment options are available.

Expanding the age group and inviting more women to participate in the program means more cancers are detected earlier, and more lives saved.”

Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women in Australia. The good news is that if detected early, and managed appropriately up to nine out of 10 cases can be successfully treated. 

For more information, visit www.australia.gov.au/breastscreen

To book an appointment, women aged 50-74 should call 13 20 50. This number will connect them to a BreastScreen service in their area.

If you need an interpreter, call the Translating and Interpreter Service (TIS) on 13 14 50 and ask to be connected to BreastScreen in your state/territory.

Media release Arabic (PDF 86 KB)

Media release Croatian (PDF 87KB)

Media release Greek (PDF 115KB)

Media release Italian (PDF 55 KB)

Media release Macedonian (PDF 126 KB)

Media release Simplified Chinese (PDF 154 KB)

Media release Spanish (PDF 55 KB)

Media release Traditional Chinese (PDF 130 KB)

Media release Vietnamese (PDF 130 KB)