Free Breast Cancer screening is available through Breast Check, a government funded programme which invites women aged 50 to 64 for a free mammogram on an area-by-area basis every two years.
The aim of Breast Check is to reduce deaths from breast cancer by finding and treating the disease at an early stage.
The doctors at the Waterford Medical Centre encourage all women who receive an invitation to attend their appointment. Women who have concerns regarding their appointment can contact Breast Check on Freephone: 1800 45 45 55.
We would encourage all women to check they are on the Breast Check register and their details are correct by calling Freephone: 1800 45 45 55 or logging on to www.breastcheck.ie and going to Self register & register online.
The Breast Check mobile unit is situated in the grounds of the RSC in Waterford.
Breast screening is for women without symptoms and we urge any woman who has any concerns to visit one of the female doctors in the Waterford Medical Centre immediately even if she has had a recent mammogram.
We also encourage all women to remain breast aware always, and to check for any symptoms or changes in their breasts. If you would like further information on breast awareness and education on breast self-examination please do not hesitate to make an appointment with one for our nurses or female doctors, by calling 051 852999.