About Breast Screening - (July 2015)
Download leaflet About Breast Screening (.pdf file 1.6 MB, 8 pages - A4 format)
Download Irish version: Faoi scagthástáil cíoch (.pdf file 54 KB, 4 pages - A4 format)
Download pictorial version of leaflet About Breastscreening Pictorial (.pdf file 1.1 MB, 6 pages - A4 format)
Information About Your Breast Screening Appointment - (July 2015)
Download leaflet: about your BreastCheck-appointment (.pdf file 2.14 MB, 10 pages - A4 format)
Download Irish version: Faoi do choinne BreastCheck (.pdf file 197KB, 4 pages - A4 format)
Make Time For Your Breast Health - (February 2015)
Download leaflet make-time-for-your-breast-health.pdf (.pdf file 593 KB)
Download Irish version: Bíodh am agat do do shláinte bhrollaigh (.pdf 483KB , 1 page - A4 format)
About your re-call for assessment - (July 2015)
Download leaflet: about your re-call for assessment (.pdf file 751KB, 6 pages - A4 format)
Going for breast surgery and general anaesthetic
Download leaflet: going for breast surgery and general anaesthetic (.pdf file 653KB, 8 pages - A4 format)
Information about breast localisation and surgery
Download leaflet: information about breast localisation_and_surgery (.pdf file 662 KB, 4 pages - A4 format)
Information about core biopsy and fine needle aspiration
Download leaflet: information about core biopsy and fine needle aspiration (.pdf file 608 KB, 4 pages - A4 format)
- Factsheet about four screening programmes provided by the National Cancer Screening Service: BreastCheck - The National Breast Screening Programme, CervicalCheck - The National Cervical Screening Programme, BowelScreen - The National Bowel Screening Programme and Diabetic RetinaScreen - The National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme
The Benefits and Limits of Breast Screening
Download factsheet: the benefits-and-limits-of_breast-screening-factsheet.pdf (.pdf file 602 KB)
A Guide to Breast Screening
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in Ireland. About 1 in 12 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. It is more common in women aged 50 and over.
Women with learning disabilities should have access to breast screening on the same basis as other women.
The purpose of this guide is to help encourage their participation as much as possible.
An Educational Package for General Practice
- (Fourth Edition, August 2009)
» Download publication (pdf file, 905 KB, 57 pages A4): educational_package_gp_final.pdf
Erratum to An Educational Package for General Practice third edition, November 2008
» Download Erratum (pdf file, 11 KB): educational_package_erratum_p6.pdf
General Terminology in Breast Screening guide
» Download (pdf file, 88 KB): bcgeneral-terminology.pdf
Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Mammography Screening
Fourth Edition (2015)
Published by The National Screening Service
This document outlines the requirements of quality assurance for BreastCheck - The National Breast Screening Programme with detailed guidance for the medical, diagnostic and technical aspects of screening itself. It is a comprehensive document that sets the standard guidelines which allow for a centralised system of assessment. It sets out the objectives, policies and organisational procedures, which ensure that quality requirements are achieved. The Quality Guidelines are therefore a full documentation of the quality system.
It is a dynamic document. Additions and amendments will be issued periodically, following approval. Updates will be issued to all holders of the Guidelines.
The Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Mammography Screening will be reviewed approximately every five years.
» Download Publication (.pdf file, 146 pages - A4 format): Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Mammography Screening
Irish Cancer Society Support Publications
The Irish Cancer Society has published a selection of support leaflets for people affected by cancer. These publications are available to download on their website: