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Breast Screening

About breast screening

The NHS Breast Screening Programme began in 1988. It aims to invite all women aged 50 - 70 years for breast screening once every three years. Nationally the programme screens 2 million women each year and diagnoses about 16,500 breast cancers annually.

The aim of breast screening is to detect breast cancer at an earlier stage, often before the woman is aware of any problem. Early detection may mean simpler and more successful treatment. Scientific evidence shows that regular breast screening, between the ages of 50 - 70 years, reduces the death rate from breast cancer. Currently the NHS Breast Screening Programme saves an estimated 1400 lives each year in England. From June 2011, the age range of women invited was extended to include some 47 to 49 year old women and some 71 to 73 year old women, as part of the age extension, recommended by the Cancer Reform Strategy (2007).

Women registered at Mapesbury Medical Group are being invited NOW!

Please do attend your appointment at Tesco, Brent Park

If the time and date is inconvenient or you miss your appointment , please call 0203 758 2024 to rearrange 

Please follow the links below for further information;-

North London Breast Screening Service

http://www.nlbss.org.uk/

NHS Breast Screening (BSP) Programme

http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/

Breast Cancer Care

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/

 



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