Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Posted on: Tue 6 Oct 2020

Nationally, Australians are being encouraged to screen for breast, cervical and bowel cancer with the campaign Cancer Screening Saves Lives.

Through COVID-19 there was a decline in cancer diagnoses with reduced hospital intake – rising concerns as to the number of cases going un-diagnosed.

October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast screening is recommended for women aged 50 to 74, and should be repeated every two years. Women aged 40–49 and over 74 are also eligible.

Chief Executive at the Cancer Council SA, Lincoln Size, joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to discuss the Cancer Screening Saves Lives campaign. Find out more at the Cancer Council SA website.

Produced by Leon Bishop

Image sourced: Cancer Council SA (CC BY-NC 2.0)


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