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Breast Screening


NHS Breast Screening

  • NHS Breast screening uses a test called mammography which involves taking x-rays of the breasts
  • Screening can help to find breast cancers early when they are too small to see or feel (these tiny breast cancers are usually easier to treat than larger ones)
  • Anyone registered with a GP as female will be invited for NHS breast screening every 3 years between the ages of 50 and 71
  • You’ll get a letter in the post inviting you, then you’ll be invited every 3 years until you turn 71
  • You will not automatically be invited for breast screening if you are 71 or over but you can still have breast screening every 3 years if you want to
  • You will need to call your local breast screening service to ask for an appointment

Further Information

NHS Breast Screening

Breast Cancer Now

Cancer Research UK – breast screening

Video: Having a mammogram

CRUK Resources – Breast cancer and screening

Breast Cancer Screening: Easy Read Guide

Breast Cancer Screening: Other Languages

Screening for trans and non-binary people

Warwickshire, Coventry & Solihull Breast Screening Service


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