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Breast Screening Awareness Month (October)
Posted on 31 Oct 2022
If you have been invited for breast screening but missed or did not book an appointment you can still contact your local NHS breast screening service to arrange one, even if you were invited weeks or months ago. Please visit the following link to find the contact details of your local Breast Screening Service:
- Breast screening saves lives as cancers can be diagnosed and treated earlier than they would have been without screening.
- Women of all ages should be ‘breast aware’. Get to know how your breasts look and feel at different times. If you notice any abnormal changes to your breasts or you are concerned, do not hesitate to contact your GP practice.
- It is important that you continue to look at and check your breasts regularly, even if you have just had a mammogram. • We recommend people take a ‘TLC’ approach. Visit the Breast Cancer Now website for more info: https://www.breastcancernow.org
- TOUCH your breasts. Can you feel anything new or unusual?
- LOOK for changes. Does anything look different?
- CHECK any new or unusual changes with your GP.
- Breast screening services are more accessible than ever. In addition to hospitals, mobile screening vans are available in convenient community locations, such as supermarket car parks.
- NHS breast screening (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-screening-mammogram)
- Book an appointment by contacting your local NHS breast screening service.
- What happens at your breast screening appointment (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-screening-mammogram/what-happens-at-your-breast-screening-appointment/)