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Cancer Screening

Early detection and intervention for any cancer improves survival rates, quality of life and reduces health care costs.

Prevention strategies are vital to reduce the prevalence of cancer and many diseases. There are many risk factors that can be reduced by lifestyle modifications.

The following information is included on each type of cancer through the following menu:
  • How common is the cancer?
  • Who should be checked or tested?
  • What is the test or process to find the cancer?
  • What happens if the result is positive?
  • More information for consumers
  • More information for health professionals
Analysis of cancer outcomes and screening behaviour for national cancer screening programs in Australia
Click on the links below to access specific information for each cancer:

Bowel Cancer


Breast Cancer


Cervical Cancer

More Information


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