Breast Cancer screening
Written on the 2 December 2011
Ms CROZIER (Southern Metropolitan) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Health, who is also the Minister for Ageing. It is in relation to breast cancer and breast cancer screening. Many members of the house have probably been affected or know people who have been affected by breast cancer. It is the most common form of cancer in women in Victoria, with 3400 women in the state diagnosed with breast cancer and over 700 women dying from the disease each year, amounting to roughly 2 women each day, so it has a significant impact on women in particular and their families. Both of my grandmothers were diagnosed with breast cancer, so it is something I am very aware of in my family, and we take breast cancer screening very seriously.