Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. Screening aims to find breast cancers early. If cancer is picked up early, it means that treatment is more likely to work, and more people survive.
Breast screening is offered to women aged 50 up to 71 – women over 71 can self-refer – and it uses an X-ray test called a mammogram that can spot cancers when they’re too small to see or feel.
Breast screening is usually done by one or two female mammographers who will be happy to answer any questions or concerns people have. The process only takes a few minutes.
Click the link below to download the breast screening pathway or for more information from the NHS on the process of breast screening click here.
There are several breast screening hubs across Cheshire and Merseyside. To access breast screening, please speak to your GP in the first instance.