BreastCheck publications



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 for Women who have a Disability

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in Ireland.

Women with learning disabilities should have access to breast screening on the same basis as other women.

The purpose of these guides is to help encourage their participation as much as possible.


Cover image of an Educational Package for General PracticeAn Educational Package for General Practice

- (Fourth Edition, August 2009)
ISBN 978-0-9545875-8-1

» 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

Cover image of Guidlines for Quality Assurance in MammographyGuidelines for Quality Assurance in Mammography Screening

Fourth Edition (2015)
ISBN 978-1-907487-19-4
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

» Amendment May 2021 to "Guidelines for QA in Mammography Screening Rev4.1"


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: Irish Cancer Society Publications