Around 55,000 women develop breast cancer each year. It’s often treated more successfully in early stages, so attending your routine breast screening appointment and knowing the signs and symptoms are crucial to improving survival rates.
You automatically get your first invite for breast screening between the ages of 50 and 53. You’ll then be invited every 3 years until you turn 71.
Make sure you’re registered with a GP, and that they have your correct address – as this is where your breast cancer screening appointment letter will be sent.
Attend your breast screening appointment – find out what happens at a breast screening mammogram here.
Check your breasts
Remember that most cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women aged 50+, but it can happen at any age – which is why it’s important to check your breasts regularly for any unusual changes and contact your GP if you find any unusual lumps.