Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian women. About 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. It is more common in women aged 50 and over.
Women with an intellectual or learning disability should have access to breast cancer screening on the same basis as other women.
The picture booklet, “Wise Women: Your guide to having a breast screen” has been developed for women with an intellectual or learning disability and aims to help women understand breast cancer screening as much as possible.
It has been developed with the assistance and feedback of women with an intellectual disability in the community and disability support agencies.This book has been made with the help of women and carers from Mercy Community Services and WWILD SVP Association, Brisbane.
This guide will encourage women to join the free Breast Screen Queensland Program in Queensland.
It has been developed with funding from the Metro North Hospital and Health Service SEED Funding Grants Program, Queensland Health.
Click here to access booklet: Wise Women: Your guide to having a breast screen
For more information contact:
BreastScreen Queensland Brisbane Northside Service, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, PO Box 227, Virginia
Business Centre, Virginia QLD 4014, email Doreen.firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (07) 3049 1436 or (07) 3350 6022.
BreastScreen Queensland Brisbane Northside Service. Wise Women Your Guide to Having a Breastscreen. Queensland Health, Brisbane 2015. Published by the State of Queensland (Metro North Hospital and Health Service), April 2015.