Eligible women aged between 45 and 69 can get a free mammogram (a kind of breast check) every 2 years. This is part of a programme run by BreastScreen Aotearoa.
- are aged 45 to 69
- have no symptoms of breast cancer
- have not had a mammogram from another provider within the last 12 months
- are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- are eligible for public health services in New Zealand (check on the Ministry of Health website)
If you do have breast symptoms you’re worried about, see your doctor – don’t wait for your next mammogram appointment!
You can choose whether or not to join BreastScreen Aotearoa and have regular mammograms. To help you decide, here is some information on the benefits and harms.
If you have had breast cancer before, you can sign up 5 years after your breast cancer was diagnosed. Before that time, your doctor or specialist will make sure you have regular check ups.
Contact BreastScreen Aotearoa on:
Visit the BreastScreen Aotearoa website here.