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Women of the Pacific

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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 that 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
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Breast health and symptoms

In this section, is an overview of symptoms you may notice with your breast. Most lumps and symptoms will not be cancer but if you notice any changes. 

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Eligibility criteria

In this section, you will find out who is eligible for the free BreastScreen Aotearoa programme and what you can do if you are.

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How to enrol with BreastScreen Counties Manukau

Eligible women may enrol themselves by calling our freephone number 0800 270 200 or your GP can refer you to the screening programme if you give him your consent to do this.

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What to expect at your appointment

In this section, is a list of stages you will expect at cover when you come in for your appointment. Throughout your mammogram appointment, you will be treated with respect and courtesy by our friendly multicultural team.

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Mammograms

In this section, is a list of all our screening sites with their address, hours and phone numbers. We only have short waiting lists and you can choose which site, date and time suits you best. If you have an emergency, see your doctor first if possible.

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Information for Maori women

BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) is a national breast screening programme that checks women for early breast cancer. This programme includes two-yearly screening mammograms to eligible women aged 45-69 years.  Breast cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand and affects nearly one in every ten women. Early detection and treatment have the best chance of success.

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Information for Pacific women

This section highlights how friendly, respectful and understanding the staff at BreastScreen Counties Manukau. It includes contact details of Samoan and Tongan speakers who are ready to help as well as Samoan and Tongan translation of frequently asked questions.  

Information for Pacific Island Women

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Mobile Screening Unit

This section includes the schedule or timetable for our Mobile Screening Unit. The Mobile Screening Unit is comfortable and equipped with the latest digital screening equipment so you are able to have your mammograms in a more convenient location.

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Locations

In this section is a list of all our screening sites with their address, hours and phone numbers.  We only have short waiting lists and you can choose which site, date and time suits you best. If you have an emergency, see your doctor first if possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In this section, you will find answers to some commonly asked questions about the Breast Screening Programme.

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