BreastCheck screening in Meath

25 February 2014

BreastCheck – The National Breast Screening Programme is screening in Meath and encourages women aged 50 to 64 living in the county to make sure personal details are up to date on the register at: www.breastcheck.ie or Freephone 1800 45 45 55 and attend a regular free mammogram (x-ray) when invited every two years (Breast Check is currently located in the grounds of Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan, Co Meath).

BreastCheck works to support women attending their free mammogram. If the appointment time or date doesn’t suit, simply contact BreastCheck and every effort will be made to arrange a more suitable appointment: (01) 8826200. 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