Having a mammogram (an x-ray of the breasts) is an important part of health screening and can detect breast cancer early so patients can receive the right treatment. Women are invited for breast screening every 3 years between the ages of 50 & 71 and receive a letter in the post from the National Screening Service. Patients should get their first invite between the ages of 50 & 53.
If you’re a trans man, trans woman or you are non-binary, you may be invited automatically or you may need to call the local breast screening service to ask for an appointment on 01223 217627. Having this screening is really important, only takes a few minutes and could be life-saving.
If you receive a letter, please attend for your mammogram and if you have any concerns about it or need more information, please visit our website to download a booklet or visit this website.