Who should have a mammogram?


You can have a free screening mammogram every two years through BreastScreen Aotearoa if you meet the following requirements:

•  you are aged 45 to 69 years of age
•  you have no symptoms of breast cancer
•  you have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months
•  you are not pregnant
•  you are eligible for public health services in New Zealand. (If you are not sure if you are eligible to receive free public health services in New Zealand, visit


For further information on breast screening visit the National Screening unit at

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