BreastCheck screening in Waterford

7 February 2014

BreastCheck – The National Breast Screening Programme encourages women aged 50 to 64 to avail of a free breast mammogram (x-ray) in the BreastCheck mobile digital screening unit located in the grounds of Waterford Regional Sports Centre, near the Kings Meadow Roundabout, Cork Road, Waterford. To ensure personal details are up to date on the register check: www.breastcheck.ie or Freephone 1800 45 45 55.

Once registered and known to the Programme a woman will automatically receive an appointment when BreastCheck is screening in her area. BreastCheck works to support women attending for a free mammogram. If the appointment time or date doesn’t suit, contact BreastCheck as every effort will be made to arrange a more suitable appointment at: (021) 4649700. Once on the register and known to the programme, a woman will automatically receive her invitation for a mammogram when BreastCheck is screening in her area.

BreastCheck encourages all women, regardless of age or participation in screening to remain breast aware at all times and to contact their GP without delay if they have any concerns regarding breast cancer.

Be breast aware

No matter what age you are, it is important to always be breast aware.

  • Know what is normal for your body.
  • Know what changes you should look for.

What changes should I look and feel for?

  • Any lumps or unusual thickening in your breast
  • Dimpling, puckering or redness of the skin
  • A nipple that appears to be pulled-in or flattened
  • A rash or flaky or crusted skin around the nipple
  • A change in the size or shape of your breast
  • Swelling in your armpit or around your collarbone
  • Constant pain in one part of your breast or armpit

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Further Information:

Aoife O’Sullivan, Communications, National Cancer Screening Service

Tel: 01 8659300