A screening mammogram is a safe, low-dose x-ray that can detect breast cancer early, well before a lump can be seen or felt. 
Because your breast cancer risk changes as you age, we have guidelines for what each age group should be doing. 

If at any age, you find a lump or other unusual breast change, see your GP. 

Your GP should perform a clinical breast exam and ask about your family history, then send you off for an ultrasound (if you're under 35) or an ultrasound and a mammogram (if you're over 35). If you aren't sent for breast imaging ask why, or seek a second opinion. 

Are you 45-69?

Book your mammogram with BreastScreen Aotearoa!
Freephone 0800 270 200

Are you 40-49?

Talk to your doctor about breast checks and mammograms.
We recommend screening annually from 40-49.

Are you under 40?

Know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.
Know your normal and check your breasts.

Are you 70+?

Your risk of breast cancer is still high.
Continue to have mammograms while you are in good health

Jackie Clarke, one of our wonderful ambassadors, let the public tag along to her mammogram for the TV show Kiwi Living. Click the image below to see how her mammogram went!