Worrying drop in numbers attending mammogram screening

SERIOUS concern has been raised about the drop in the number of women taking up mammogram screenings in Donegal over the last three years. Provisional figures obtained by the Donegal News reveal a worrying disparity in the number of women invited to take up mammogram screening compared to the number who do. From January to December, 2020, […]

Numbers waiting for breast cancer screening is 6,800

THE NUMBER of women waiting for breast cancer screening in Donegal has risen to 6,800, according to new figures from the HSE. The BreastCheck service is facing major backlogs due to Covid-19 and although screenings resumed late last October they were again suspended in early 2021 due to high levels of the virus in the […]

90 per cent drop in number checked for breast cancer

THE number of women screened for breast cancer at Letterkenny University Hospital so far this year has dropped by almost 90 percent due to Covid-19. While BreastCheck services have resumed in recent weeks, the numbers screened to that point are just a fraction of the figure for 2019. Last year, 3,974 women availed of the […]