Breast Cancer Screening
One in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer throughout their lifetime. Checking regularly can help to save your life.
Being breast aware is the most effective way to keep yourself safe, and breast screening is the best way to identify breast cancer early, before any signs or symptoms appear.
Everyone’s breasts look and feel different. Changes can be harmless, but it is always best to speak to your GP as soon as you notice anything different.
Checking yourself regularly is key to familiarising yourself and identifying any changes. When checking, always remember to check all parts of your breast, your armpit and up to your collarbone. Tune in to the video below for more advice on self-checking.
Women (registered with an NHS GP) between the ages of 50-71 will be invited to attend free breast screening every 3 years. Women over 71 can contact the screening programme to arrange an appointment every 3 years.
It is really important to attend screening even if you appear fit and healthy – screening can find what you might not, and identifying these problems early is the best way to protect yourself.
For more information around our breast screening service, you can call us our breast screening unit on 0191 445 2554. You can also visit CoppaFeel for more information around breast cancer awareness, while Breast Cancer Now are another organisation who might be able to broaden your knowledge.