Breast Cancer Screening

Breast Screening (Mammogram)

Why is breast screening offered?

Anyone can get breast cancer. This includes women, men, trans and non-binary people.

It’s the most common type of cancer in the UK.

The chance of getting breast cancer increases as you get older. Most breast cancers are diagnosed in women over 50 years old.

Regular breast screening is one of the best ways to spot a cancer that is too small to feel or see.

Breast screening saves around 1,300 lives each year in the UK.

Finding cancer early can make it:

  • More likely that treatment will be successful
  • Less likely you’ll need to have a breast removed (mastectomy
  • More likely you’ll be cured

You can have breast screening whatever size or shape your breasts are.