Cancer Screening and Control Services

Cancer Screening and Control Services
(CS&CS) are an integral part of the healthcare pathway,
minimising cancer mortality and morbidity through
screening, early detection, community education and
health promotion.
CS&CS comprises of four work units:
 BreastScreen Tasmania (BST)
 Cervical Cancer Prevention Program (CCPP)
 Tasmanian Cervical Screening Register (TCSR)
 Policy and Education Unit (P&EU)
as well as the monitoring and oversight of the
Tasmanian component of the National Bowel
Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP).
BreastScreen Tasmania provides free screening mammograms for all Tasmanian women aged 40+ at clinics in
Hobart, Launceston and the Mobile Bus which travels to 17
rural locations state-wide. Approximately 28,000 women
are screened per annum.
The Tasmanian Cervical Screening Register sends
reminder letters to women when cervical screening tests
are overdue; and monitors follow-up to ensure women with
abnormal results receive appropriate treatment and management.
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is
monitored by a dedicated Tasmanian NBCSP Follow-up CoOrdinator who contacts participants of the program who
have received a positive result, to ensure they undergo any
further investigations and tests required.
The CS&CS Policy and Education Unit provides policy
advice on cancer screening and control issues. It monitors
national and international trends in cancer control policy
and provides community education state-wide on the prevention and early detection of cancer through participation
in screening programs and healthy living.