Screening Programmes

Cancer screening and prevention

The National Cancer Screening Service,,  provides three cancer screening services as follows:


CervicalCheck provides free smear tests to women aged 25 to 60


BreastCheck provides free mammograms to all women aged 50-64 and is available nationwide


BowelScreen,, offers free bowel screening to men and women aged 60-69 through a home test kit known as the faecal immunochemical test (FIT).   The programme is being implemented on a phased basis and will be expanded over time until the full 55-74 age group is reached.