30 years of breast cancer screening

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

In 2019 BreastScreen SA is marking three decades of service and support to the women of South Australia, providing more than 1.9 million screening mammograms to more than 350,000 individual women.

More than 11,000 breast cancers have being diagnosed over the 30 years. The early detection of breast cancer means improved outcomes and treatment options for these women.

Anniversary celebrations coincided with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and were attended by the Hon Minister for Health and Wellbeing Mr Stephen Wade along with BreastScreen SA ambassadors, dignitaries and VIP’s many who were instrumental in establishing the screening program when it commenced first as a pilot program in 1989.  

Joining in the celebrations BreastScreen SA Ambassadors; (L-R) Aunty Martha Watts, Jane Doyle, Razz Oscroft and Pam Singh along with the Minister for Health and Wellbeing Mr Stephen Wade.

BreastScreen SA staff

BSSA Clinical Director Michelle Reintals and Minister Stephen Wade