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**BREAST SCREENING PROGRAMME - the NHS Breast screening programme will be sending out invites from the end of September 2019 to female patients aged 50-70 years old.  It is IMPORTANT that you attend this screening as it can save lives from breast cancer.  The screening can find breast cancers at an early stage when they are too small to see of feel.  For more information go to the Further Information box at the bottom right hand side of this screen and click on Breast Screening Programme 2019.**

Breast Screening Programme 2019

The NHS Breast Screening Programme Service will be inviting eligible women aged 50-70 for a mammogram.

(Please note - there is a research trial being carried out and some women aged 47-49 and 71-73 may also be invited in, these are picked at random).

The screening is carried out every 3 years.

The invite will be sent to you about 2 to 3 weeks before the appointment date.

The 4 Breast Screening sites are:

  • Royal Bolton Hospital
  • Nye Bevan House, Rochdale
  • Radcliffe Primary Care Centre
  • Bolton One, Bolton

You can change the time, date or place of your appointment by contacting the screening office directly by phone, email or by our website.

Tel: 01204 390454  

Email: BSU@boltonft.nhs.uk        

On line: www.boltonft.nhs.uk/breast-screening

The mammogram usually takes around 6 minutes but you should allow 30 minutes for your appointment. The result will be posted to the your home address 2-3 weeks after the mammogram.

If you miss your breast screening appointment or thinks you never received one, you can contact the screening office directly on any of the contact details given above.

Please see below links for useful links & websites:

A collection of breast screening leaflets:

https://www.gov.uk/search?q=breast+screening+leaflets

TLC /Breast Awareness:

http://breastcancernow.org/about-breast-cancer/what-are-the-signs-and-symptoms-of-breast-cancer

Breast Pain/ Breast Health: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breastpaincyclical/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Screening women with Learning Difficulties:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/breast-screening-information-for-women-with-learning-disabilities

An interactive site for women and screening staff:

www.wommen.org.uk



 
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