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Breast screening

Breast screening is currently offered to women aged 50-70 in England.

You will first be invited for screening between your 50th and 53rd birthday, although in some areas you'll be invited from the age of 47 as part of the trial extension of the programme.

You may be eligible for breast screening before the age of 50 if you have a higher-than-average risk of developing breast cancer.

If you're over the age of 70, you'll stop receiving screening invitations. However, you're still eligible for screening and can arrange an appointment by contacting your local screening unit.

If you would like to contact the local breast screening unit their number is 01823 342425

For further information on breast screening please visit the NHS Choices website or click on the following link http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer-screening/Pages/Introduction.aspx.

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