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 (...)

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. (...)

Only two in five people eligible complete the BowelScreen programme, much lower than the checks for breast or cervical cancer.

Detecting and treating cancer early is the aim of Ireland’s three free cancer screening programmes. And while there is good uptake for breast cancer a(...)