Women aged are invited to attend an appointment every three years. Our specially trained staff will treat you politely and with care and consideration at all times. Learn more about screening. The advantages and the disadvantages of continuing triennial screening after age 70 would be seen more clearly in a trial of 2 or 3 additional invitations covering ages or than in a trial of just one. Mammograms can detect small changes in breast tissue which may indicate cancers which are too small to be felt either by the woman herself or by a doctor. Screening is for people without symptoms. If you continue to use the site without changing your settings, we'll assume you agree to this.
Early detection may mean simpler and more successful treatment. Breast screening aims to find breast cancer at an early stage, often before there are any symptoms. It is also important that tell their doctor whenever they move, this ensures that the invitation letters go to the correct address. Once every three years your GP practice will be contacted and all women between the ages of 50 and 70 will be routinely invited. Women may not be offered screening as soon as they become 50 but will be invited for their first mammogram before they reach A review of the breast cancer screening programme estimated that it saves around 1, lives a year in England. Funds were not available for immediate roll-out of screening to all women aged , and this trial was proposed and agreed.
You are not wasting anyone's time, and if it isn't serious, your mind will be put at rest. Somerset are now taking part in an age extension programme, which has been initiated by the Department of Health, to extend the age range down to age 47 and up to age 73 on a randomised basis. Aged 47 - 49 years or 71 - 73 years 2. Personal Health Budgets. Accessibility Decrease font size Increase font size Reset font size.
This is achieved by women being offered and attending for regular mammograms breast x-ray. Breast screening aims to find breast cancer at an early stage, often before there are any symptoms. Our specially trained staff will treat you politely and with care and consideration at all times. Any woman over 70 is already able to request screening every three years. Welcome to our website. Breast Screening is routinely offered to all women living in Wales aged 50