Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Ceisteanna (381)

Lisa Chambers

Ceist:

381. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health if the mammogram service will be extended beyond 67 years of age in line with the service provided every two years from 50 to 67 years of age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52840/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

BreastCheck, the National Breast Screening Programme, when first introduced, offered a mammogram free of charge every two years to women aged 50 to 64 years.

In 2015 an extension of the programme to include women aged 65 to 69 commenced on a phased basis, and is expected to be completed in 2021. 

Currently all women between the ages of 50 and 68 are invited to have a mammogram every two years.