About the Unit

The Breast Health Unit was established in 2000. The service has approximately 14,000 attendances per year and around 400 breast cancers are diagnosed each year.

The unit is staffed by a multidisciplinary breast care team including:

  • specialist surgeons
  • radiologists
  • specialist mammography radiographers
  • breast clinical nurse specialists
  • pathologists
  • medical oncologists
  • radiation oncologists
  • administration

By locating this multidisciplinary team in specially designed facilities, the Breast Health service seeks to advance the quality of care delivered to women who attend the hospital with breast symptoms.

We are actively involved in a wide range of both clinical and laboratory based research. We have a close ongoing collaboration with University College Dublin and Dublin City University. Patients have access to a wide range of clinical research trials which are coordinated through ICORG (Irish Cooperative Oncology Research Group). The sum of this research is to provide the most up-to-date and evidence based treatment for our patients.

The Breast Health Unit is located next door to the Eccles Unit of the National Breast Screening Programme - BreastCheck, BreastCheck is a Government-funded programme that provides free mammograms to eligible women every two years. BreastCheck is being extended and by the end of 2021, all eligible women aged 50 to 69 will be invited for routine screening.

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