Breastcheck Stats Rank Westmeath Bottom

Four in five women in Offaly and Laois have responded to the BreastCheck invitation. 

Just over half of women in Westmeath take up an invite for breast screening. 

The county has the lowest uptake in the country at 53%. 

According to the Irish Independent, four in five women in Offaly and Laois have responded to the BreastCheck invitation. 

Figures for the first five months of 2022 show those in Galway and Monaghan are most likely to attend an appointment.

The service is offered every three years to women aged between 50 to 69.

Bernie McHugh from LARCC Cancer Centre in Multyfarnham says women shouldn't be afraid to go for the check up:

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