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The BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) programme offers free, two yearly screening mammograms to eligible women aged 45-69 years.

Regular breast screening is important.  Don't put it off, it could save your life.

Our aim is to ensure your mammogram is as easy and comfortable as possible:

  • Free mammograms take 20-30 minutes
  • You choose when and where you have your mammogram
  • Our female staff are respectful, friendly and understanding
  • We have late nights and Saturday appointments
  • You can bring a support person
  • We can arrange a free interpreter for you

You can enrol yourself by calling our free phone number 0800 270 200.

Is English your second language?

  • Samoan speakers can call Lisi on 09 250 8089
  • Mandarin speakers - call Bee on 09 250 8087
  • Cantonese speakers - call Alexandra on 09 250 8081
  • Hindi speakers - call Yolanda on 09 250 8084 

When you receive your invitation letter with a suggested date and location, call us on 0800 270 200 to confirm your appointment time.  If another date or location suits you better, we will do our best to accommodate you.

Once enrolled on the programme, you will be re-invited every two years by BreastScreen Aotearoa. If you move house or change your postal address, please contact us to update your address so that your next invitation letter reaches you.

BreastScreen Counties Manukau

Mobile Unit Schedule 2019

Site

Location

Weeks

Screening Dates

PAPAKURA

TOWN CENTRE

Cnr of Wood St and Great South Rd

(Opposite Police Station and next to Old Arts Building)

Papakura

3

22nd Jul – 9th Aug

MANGERE

FAMILY DRs

Mangere Family Doctors

215 Massey Road,

1

12th Aug – 16th Aug

OTARA

 

Otara Town Centre Car Park

Next to Clock Tower & Otara Health Centre

East Tamaki Road

2

19th Aug – 30th Aug

HIGHLAND PARK

 

Highland Park Community Centre

47 Aviemore Drive

3

2nd Sep – 20th Sep

PAPAKURA TOWN CENTRE

Cnr of Wood St and Great South Rd

(Opposite Police Station and next to Old Arts Building)

Papakura

1

23rd Sep – 27th Sep

FLAT BUSH/BOTANY JUNCTION

Sancta Maria College

319 Te Irirangi Drive

Botany South

2

30th Sep – 11th Oct

PAPATOETOE

Papatoetoe Library Carpark

(Behind Library and Papatoetoe RSA)

30 Wallace Road (Enter from St George St)

1

14th Oct – 25th Oct

CLENDON

Clendon Library Carpark

17 Palmers Road

Clendon

1

29th Oct – 1st Nov

BEACHLANDS

Pohutakawa Coast Shopping Centre

129 Beachlands Road

Beachlands

1

4th Nov – 8th Nov

PUKEKOHE

TOWN SQUARE

Pukekohe Town Square

Cnr of Roulston Street and Devon Lane

Pukekohe

2

11th Nov – 22nd Nov

WAIUKU

Waiuku Health Centre

30 Constable Road, Waiuku

2

25th Nov – 6th Dec

 

NB: This schedule may be subject to change, so please call (09) 250 8000 for the latest schedule details. Or click on BreastScreen Counties Manukau Website for latest schedule details

 

Consultants

Hours

Manukau SuperClinic™

Mon 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tue 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Wed 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thu 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Fri 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Referral Expectations

Women who wish to enrol on the programme, can enrol themselves by calling BreastScreen Aotearoa on freephone 0800 270 200 or BreastScreen Counties Manukau on (09) 250 8000.

Your GP may also enrol you, although you do not need a referral from your GP to enrol on the programme.

Who can have a free screening mammogram?

A woman can have a free screening mammogram every two years through BreastScreen Aotearoa if she:

  • is between 45 and 69 years old
  • has no symptoms of breast cancer
  • has not had a mammogram in the last 12 months
  • is not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • is eligible for public health services in New Zealand, i.e. is a New Zealand citizen or has a New Zealand visa that is valid for at least two years.

If a woman has a breast symptom that has been present for less than twelve months, she is not eligible to enrol with BreastScreen Aotearoa.  

Women of any age who feel or notice anything unusual about their breasts, at any time, should see their doctor. 

Most lumps and symptoms will not be cancer.  

Women with mobility disabilities

We can screen women in wheelchairs or with mobility issues at our main screening location of Manukau SuperClinic in Manurewa or at our sub-sites in Howick, Pukekohe and Botany.  

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate wheelchairs on our mobile screening unit due to space issues.

Please make sure when you book your appointment that we are aware of any mobility issues or other disabilities you may have, as we will allow extra time.

Women with breast implants

Women with breast implants can have mammograms at any of our screening sites.  When you book your appointment, please ensure we are aware that you have implants so that we can allow extra time.


Women under 45 years of age

Three-quarters of women diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand are 50 years and older.  Studies show that for women aged 50 and over, the risk of death from breast cancer is reduced by about a third with two yearly screening mammograms.  In women aged 45 - 50 years, the risk of death from breast cancer is reduced by a fifth with regular mammography.

Research shows that mammograms are not as good at detecting breast cancer and saving lives in younger women, particularly before menopause.  In younger women, the breast tissue may be more dense, making mammograms harder to read and increasing the risk of missing cancers.  Women under 45 are more likely to have something show up on their mammogram that needs checking but turns out not to be cancer, causing unnecessary worry.

If you feel or notice anything about your breasts that is not usual for you, please see your doctor. Your doctor may then refer to the diagnostic breast clinic in your area for free assessment of any abnormality in your breast. 

Women with a family history of breast cancer or other risk factors

A strong family history of breast cancer includes a mother, sister, daughter, male relative or two aunts with premenopausal or bilateral breast cancer, or multiple family members. 

Women who have a strong history of premenopausal breast cancer in their family may be eligible for free yearly mammograms through their local District Health Board (DHB), if referred by their doctor.  If these women are eligible for the BreastScreen Aotearoa programme, they may alternate yearly between BreastScreen Aotearoa mammograms and the DHB's mammography unit.

Women with other specific risk factors for breast cancer may also be eligible for free yearly screening through their DHB.  These include a past history of breast cancer, Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia, Lobular Carcinoma In-Situ, radiotherapy, a history of mantle radiotherapy or BRCA I or II. 

Speak to your doctor for a referral through the public health system if you believe you may be eligible for yearly screening.

Women who have had breast cancer

If you have had breast cancer it is very important that you have regular check-ups with your doctor, especially in the first five years after your cancer was found.  These should include a thorough breast examination and an annual mammogram.  One of the reasons for this is that you are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer again.

BreastScreen Aotearoa recommends that you continue to visit your breast specialist or usual doctor for these ongoing annual check-ups.  The specialist or doctor will organise an annual mammogram for you.  This mammogram is free if it is through a public hospital.

When can you rejoin BreastScreen Aotearoa after having breast cancer?

After having breast cancer, you can have a screening mammogram every two years through BreastScreen Aotearoa if:

  • you are between 45 and 69 years old
  • you have no breast problems
  • you are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • your breast cancer was treated more than five years ago and you have been cleared by your doctor to return to the BreastScreen Aotearoa programme.

If you do rejoin BreastScreen Aotearoa you should still continue to have an annual breast examination by your doctor.  A normal consultation fee would usually be charged.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Information about Mammography

    BreastScreen Counties Manukau provides a free MAMMOGRAM every 2 years to women enrolled on the programme.… More

  • Breast Health and Symptoms

    BreastScreen Aotearoa is a programme designed for women who have no apparent breast problems. … More

  • Mobile Screening Unit

    Our mobile screening unit moves around the district to give women the opportunity to have a mammogram at a location convenient to them.… More

  • Information for Maori Women

    "Ko to oranga, te oranga mo to whanau" Your wellbeing is wellbeing for you family.… More

  • Information for Pacific Island women

    Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Malo e lelei,  Fakalofa Lahi Atu, Ni sa Bula Vinaka, Namaste, Talohaini, Warm Pacific Greetings… More

Charges

There are no charges for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the Eligibility Direction’s specified criteria set by the Ministry of Health.

If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full costs of any medical treatment you receive during your stay.

To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website www.moh.govt.nz/eligibility

For charges, please phone the Accounts Receivable Office on (09) 276 0060.

Other

BreastScreen Counties Manukau Team:

  • Programme Manager: Kathy Pritchard
  • Medical Director/Radiologist: Sally Urry
  • Breast Care Nurses: Jenny Brown, Olivia Flannigan, Irma Heijboer and Fiona Goldfinch
  • Charge MRT (Medical Radiation Technologist): Samantha Jones
  • Quality Control MRT: Ruth Sharp
  • Medical Radiation Technologist: Kogie Dhanapaul, Joana Guffens, Rene Davidse, Farah Davies, Carmel Moodley, Irene (Wen-Hsien) Ho, Loraiza Arzooh and Rachel Gibb
  • Data Manager:  Lucy Xie
  • Support to Services Team Leader: Janice Miller
  • Breast Screen Counties Manukau Advisor: Helen Framhein-Wong
  • Maori Kaimahi Support to Services: Robina Karanga
  • Asian Support to Services: Veronica (Sook) Liew
  • Community Health Workers: Malama Atutolu and Tamara Taka-Jones
  • Practice Team Liaisons: Roshina Singh and Charlotte Timoko
  • Team Secretary: Saras Raj
  • Quality Coordinator: Hasitha Samarasinha
  • Administration Team Leader: Meredani Stewart
  • Administration: Rose Otene, Verona Puru, Yolanda Sequeira, Alexandra Wong, Sandra Provic, Karen Campbell, Lisi Bakker, Natalia Gontcharova, Emma Burt, Bee Tan and Sanjana Kumar

Contact Details

Manukau SuperClinic™

South Auckland

BreastScreen Aotearoa: Freephone 0800 270 200

Our main screening site is at Manukau SuperClinic.  We also have subsites at:

  • Mangere Community Health Centre | 10 Waddon Place, Mangere
  • Mercy Radiology - Botany SuperClinic | 260 Botany Road, Botany
  • ARG Howick | 18 Fencible Drive, Howick
  • ARG Pukekohe | 10 West Street, Pukekohe

 

901 Great South Road
Manurewa
Auckland

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Street Address

901 Great South Road
Manurewa
Auckland

Postal Address

PO Box 98743
Manukau City 2241

This page was last updated at 10:13AM on August 6, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by BreastScreen Counties Manukau.