BreastScreen Counties Manukau provides a free MAMMOGRAM every 2 years to women enrolled on the programme.
Mammograms are breast x-rays taken by a Medical Radiation Technologist (Radiographer). Each breast is positioned firmly between two plates while the x-ray is taken. There is no charge for having the mammogram taken.
BreastScreen Counties Manukau also provides any follow up assessment free of charge.
IMPORTANT NOTE: It is important that you bring any previous mammograms you have had along with you to your appointment. Also please do not use talcum powder or deodorants on the day of your mammogram, as these can make cancers harder to find on the mammogram.
If you wear a two piece garment on the day of your mammogram it will make preparing for the x-ray easier.
Your whole visit for your screening mammogram should take no longer than 30 minutes.