Information About Your Breast Screening Appointment - (February 2011)
Download leaflet: about-your-bc-appointment.pdf (.pdf file 948 KB, 2 pages - A4 format)
Download Irish version: maidir le do choinne BreastCheck (.pdf file 197KB, 4 pages - A4 format)
About Breast Screening - (February 2011)
Download leaflet aboutbreastscreening.pdf (.pdf file 859 KB, 2 pages - A4 format)
Download Irish version: maidir le scagthástáil cíoch (.pdf file 54 KB, 4 pages - A4 format)
Make Time For Your Breast Health - (February 2011)
Download leaflet maketimeleaflet.pdf (.pdf file 292 KB)
Going for breast surgery and general anaesthetic
Download leaflet: breast_surgery_and_general_anaesthetic.pdf (.pdf file 144 KB, 2 pages - A4 format)
Information about breast localisation and surgery
Download leaflet: localisation_and_surgery_leaflet.pdf (.pdf file 149 KB, 2 pages - A4 format)
Information about core biopsy and fine needle aspiration
Download leaflet: fna_and_core_biopsy_leaflet.pdf (.pdf file 122 KB, 2 pages - A4 format)
The Benefits and Limits of Breast Screening
Download factsheet: bc-factsheet.pdf (.pdf file 76 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
Third Edition (September 2008)
Published by The National Breast Screening Board
This document outlines the requirements of Quality Assurance for 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 will be a dynamic document. Additions and amendments will be issued periodically, following approval. Updates will be issued to all holders of the Guidelines.
The Quality Assurance Guidelines will be reviewed approximately every five years.
» Download Publication (.pdf file 2.4 MB, 163 pages - A4 format): BC-QA-Guidelines.pdf
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: