One in eight Australian women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 50% of cancers are discovered by self or clinical checks. Early detection saves lives.

Now is the time to stop and check your breasts.

The earlier a cancer is discovered, the greater the chances of successful treatment.

You can book a breast check appointment at Epworth Eastern, Epworth Freemasons, Epworth Geelong or Epworth Richmond.

Breast Clinic at Epworth Freemasons - Victoria Parade

A dedicated and specialised service, you will receive same day answers about your breast health at Melbourne’s only self-referring breast clinic. No GP referral is required and you can make an appointment by booking at the Breast Clinic at Epworth Freemasons - Victoria Parade.


Referring to Breast services

Our Find a Doctor directory allows you to contact an Epworth accredited specialist for your GP to refer you to.

A referral from your GP, a specialist or other health professional is required to access most Epworth services and some can be called directly by the patient including our Allied Health Clinic, GP Clinic, Men’s Health Clinic as well as our Breast Services, Epworth Sports and Exercise Medicine Group.

No GP referral is required for the Epworth Freemasons - Victoria Parade Breast Clinic.

Read more: For GPs - Connecting GPs with Epworth.

Our specialists

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Breast services at Epworth Eastern

Epworth Eastern onsite facilities include:

  • Diagnostic Radiology is provided via MIA who offer the following testing: 4D ultrasound, breast ultrasound, general x-ray, interventional procedures, mammography MRI, nuclear medicine and PET
  • Epworth Eastern comprehensive oncology services
  • Epworth Eastern theatre complex
  • Experienced oncology staff, including a breast care nurse
  • Palliative care services
  • Peter Mac radiation oncology services

Epworth Eastern provides access to:

  • Breast diagnostic facilities
  • Breast surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy

We provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of suspected or confirmed breast cancers.

Epworth Eastern's specialist breast surgeons work alongside our highly-skilled multidisciplinary team of:

  • Breast care nurses
  • Medical oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgeons
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiologists

Available programme and support

Programme and support

Common benign breast problems

Read about some common benign breast problems to watch our for.

Available programme and support

Programme and support

Breast Friends support group

Breast Friends support group

Breast Friends is a support group open to all women under 45 years of age who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Breast clinic at Epworth Freemasons - Victoria Parade

If you have a family history of breast cancer, or you are worried about a change you have noticed with your breasts, don’t wait for answers. Book an appointment at the Breast Clinic at Epworth Freemasons - Victoria Parade to receive same day answers.

Given the comprehensive nature of this service, please allow up to four hours to complete your appointment.

We offer:

  • Advice on breast self-examination and care
  • Assessment of any breast related symptom (lump, pain, nipple discharge etc)
  • Biopsy, usually available on the same day or within 48 hours
  • Breast surgeon assessment, usually available on the same day
  • Clinical breast examination
  • Comprehensive and personalised breast cancer risk assessment
  • Detailed assessment of your symptoms
  • Discussion of your results on the same day
  • Investigations as appropriate for your needs (mammogram, ultrasound)
  • Mammography with 3D tomosynthesis technology and other radiology techniques, conducted on site by our experienced radiology team
  • Plan any future treatment (if needed)
  • Routine breast examination and screening for asymptomatic women with average risk and high risk of breast cancer (family history)


The cost of your breast health consultation will depend on the services required. Fees are covered partly by Medicare. Please speak to our team for further information about our fees when you call to book an appointment.

Breast surgeon consultation

Following your consultation, if you need to see a breast surgeon, we can arrange an appointment on the same day. Additional fees will apply for this specialist appointment.

Book an appointment

Book your consultation at the Breast Clinic at Epworth Freemasons - Victoria Parade.

Phone: 03 9483 3217
Email: [email protected]

Available programme and support

Programme and support

Common benign breast problems

Read about some common benign breast problems to watch our for.

Breast services at Epworth Geelong

Breast surgery

Breast surgery at Epworth Geelong is a specialist facility providing rapid access and integrated patient-centred care.

A dedicated multidisciplinary team delivers on-site breast diagnostic and treatment modalities under the one roof.

Services and conditions treated

  • Breast chemotherapy
  • Breast radiotherapy
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Diagnosis of malignant and benign breast conditions
  • Rehabilitation after breast cancer surgery

Breast services at Epworth Richmond

Breast diagnostic and treatment procedures available on-site include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Radiotherapy
  • Surgery

Our specialist breast surgeons provide a comprehensive service for investigation and management of all benign and malignant breast conditions, including sentinel node biopsy and breast reconstruction.

We care for breast cancer patients through all stages of the patient journey, from initial consultation through diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and rehabilitation.

About our service

The Breast Service at Epworth Richmond offers:

  • Access to a Breast Care nurse at the initial visit and throughout the entire patient journey
  • Advice, screening and surveillance for women with an increased risk of developing breast cancer (e.g. family history)
  • Evaluation of all symptomatic breast problems in both men and women, with rapid access to a specialist breast surgeon with an emphasis on accurate and timely diagnosis
  • Expert second opinions
  • Immediate access to a full diagnostic work up including breast imaging (mammography/ultrasound) and pathology (fine needle aspiration/core biopsy) as required, with rapid provision of results
  • Medical and Radiation Oncology services for both consultation and treatment, with both chemotherapy and radiotherapy administered on site
  • On site specialist breast plastic surgical service for immediate or delayed breast reconstruction
  • Post hospital discharge support arranged by our breast care nurse
  • Provision of a full range of all treatment modalities, with care delivered by a multidisciplinary team in accordance with agreed clinical guidelines, emphasising compliance with evidence-based practice. We aim to provide an integrated approach to breast care in which medical and allied health professionals consider all relevant treatment options and, together with the patient, collaboratively develop an individual treatment plan for each patient through our regularly held multidisciplinary meetings
  • Surgical management of benign breast conditions and breast cancer (symptomatic and screen detected) with access to the full range of breast surgical services, including sentinel node biopsy and breast reconstruction

Available programme and support

Programme and support

Breast awareness

It is important for women to become familiar with the normal look, feel and shape of their breasts so they will notice any abnormal changes.

Programme and support

Common benign breast problems

Read about some common benign breast problems to watch our for.

Programme and support

Family history of breast cancer

A family history of breast cancer is defined as one or more close relatives having had breast cancer at some stage of their lives.

Programme and support


Read about possible investigations.

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