BREASTSURGANZ POSITION STATEMENT ON SUSPENSION OF BREAST SCREENING
The BreastSurgANZ Council recommends immediate suspension of breast screening for an initial three (3) month period. Recommendations for any further extensions will be provided in future if necessary, until COVID-19 is under control.
BreastSurgANZ endorses the position of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (“RANZCR”) dated 24 March 2020 requesting immediate suspension of breast screening until COVID-19 is under control.
BreastSurgANZ supports the respective decisions of BreastScreen VIC, NSW, SA and TAS to suspend screening, and recommends the suspension be implemented immediately throughout Australia.