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‘Early detection of breast cancer’ presentations

Posted on February 13, 2019

Almost 100 Tasmanian GPs and practice nurses attended education events in February on the role of the GP in the early detection of breast cancer.

Presentations by Hobart-based surgeon David Finkelde and Gail Ward, Manager of the Tasmanian Health Service’s Population Screening and Cancer Prevention unit, can be viewed here.

In addition to events already held in Hobart and Launceston, a session is planned for the north west in coming months – watch this space.

Ms Ward’s presentation includes an overview of breast cancer in Tasmania, breast screening locally and nationally, and breast screening vs diagnostic services.

Mr Finkelde presented the latest findings on:

  • the benefits of early detection of breast cancer
  • the correct referral pathways
  • breast pathologies and surgery/treatment options
  • breast density and risk factors.

The education events are a collaboration between Primary Health Tasmania, the Tasmanian Health Service and Mr Finkelde.

Keep up-to-date on Primary Health Tasmania’s health professional education events through our online calendar.