Breastcheck

4 results

The HSE said BreastCheck ‘does not aim to catch up on issuing outstanding invitations in the short term’. Photograph: iStock

The number of mammograms carried out by the HSE’s BreastCheck screening service fell by more than two-thirds in 2020, leading to the detection of 600 (...)

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Ireland

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Ireland with over 3,000 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer here every year(...)

Medical negligence lawyers dismissed BreastCheck’s concerns that a sharp increase in legal correspondence could result in spiralling legal costs and the cancer screening programme closing.  Photograph: Getty Images

The BreastCheck unit in Cork has received three solicitors’ letters in recent weeks, the HSE has said. A spokeswoman for the HSE said on Friday that(...)

Fears have been expressed that spiralling legal costs could lead to the breast cancer screening programme being closed down. File photograph: Getty Images

The BreastCheck cancer screening programme is doing its job and has helped to save the lives of women in the State, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. (...)