Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australian women.
Early detection of breast cancer can increase survival rates of women across the Northern Territory (NT).
The BreastScreenNT truck 'Millie' provides screening mammograms to over 1,000 women every year in up to 20 remote communities across the NT.
Read more about breast cancer.
A screening schedule will be available late in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Who should be screened
All women aged 50 to 74 years are encouraged to have a free breast screen every two years.
Women aged between 40 and 49, or 75 and older should talk to their GP about whether they should have a free screening mammogram.
About breast screening
Read more about breast screening in the NT.
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Where and when
In 2019, free breast screening services will be available in the below locations.
You can also get screened year round at the permanent screening facilities in Darwin and Palmerston. Find out how to make an appointment.
|1 to 5 April||Annually||All|
|Maningrida||August dates to be confirmed||Every 2 years||Ramingining and surrounding homelands|
|Nhulunbuy||6 to 19 June||Every 2 years||Yirrkala, Gunyangara, Dhalinybuy, Ski Beach, Milingimbi|
|Alyangula||24 June to 4 July||Every 2 years||Angurugu, Umbakumba, Numbulwar|
|Katherine||11 July to 2 August||Annually||Beswick, Burunga, Mataranka, Timber Creek, Binjari, Yarralin|
|Galiwinku||August dates to be confirmed||Every 2 years||Dhambala|
|Jabiru||August and September dates to be confirmed||Every 2 years||Oenpelli, Warruwi, Minjilang|
|Wadeye||September dates to be confirmed||Every 2 years||Peppimenarti, Palumpa|
|Tennant Creek||14 to 18 October||Annually||Ali Curung, Canteen Creek, Avon Downs, Anyinginyi Health, Epenarra|
Block one: 7 May to 7 June|
Block two: 7 October to 8 November
Screening from Eurilpa House,|
Todd Street Mall
|All women who missed screening in their community are welcome to attend.|
If you live in surrounding communities and outstations, you can still be screened. Call 13 20 50 to make an appointment near you.
Dates are subject to change due to weather, cultural, logistical or mechanical reasons that are outside of our control.
Last updated: 25 May 2020
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