Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Screening, Signs and Symptoms

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.

Breast Screening

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.

You can also visit the CoppaFeel! website for advice on how to check your breasts.

Support with a diagnosis

If you or someone you know has received a breast cancer diagnosis, support is available to help you navigate what happens next…

Macmillan Cancer support are the UK’s leading cancer care charity

Cancer Research UK also have a freephone number where you can speak to a nurse – 0808 800 4040

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