Screening programmes

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Ukrainian - Скринінгові програми

Russian - Программы скрининга

It is important to attend your free screening test when you are invited.

Breast screening

Breast screening provides free breast cancer screening to all women between the ages of 50 and 69 every 2 years. Breast screening involves having a mammogram (x-ray) at a BreastCheck clinic or mobile screening unit.

Freephone 1800 45 45 55 for more details.

Important information about your breast screening appointment

Bowel screening

BowelScreen off­ers free bowel screening to men and women aged 60 to 69. Bowel screening aims to detect signs of bowel cancer at an early stage, where there are no symptoms.

Freephone 1800 45 45 55 for more details.

Important information about your bowel screening

Diabetic retinopathy screening

Diabetic RetinaScreen offers free, regular diabetic retinopathy eye screening to those aged 12 and older, diagnosed with diabetes.

Freephone 1800 45 45 55 for more details.

About diabetic retinopathy screening

Cervical screening

CervicalCheck provides free cervical screening to women and people with a cervix who live in Ireland and are aged 25 to 65.

Freephone 1800 45 45 55 to register or for details.

Information sheet on cervical screening

Newborn bloodspot screening

In the first week after your baby is born, you will be offered newborn bloodspot screening for your baby. This is often called the ‘heel prick’.

What you need to know about newborn bloodspot screening - 'heel prick'