The Breast Screening unit will be positioned outside The Halewood Centre for Roseheath Surgery patients to attend from Friday 17th to Wednesday 22nd May.
Eligible patients will be invited to the screening with all appointments allocated by the Breast Screening team located within Broadgreen Hospital.
If you have not been sent an invitation letter for breast screening and you feel you should, you can contact Broadgreen hospital direct on 0151 282 6920.
1 in 8 Women Diagnosed in Their Lifetime
It is a shocking statistic that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Detected early, breast cancer can be treated effectively with a good chance of recovery.
Breast screening is the best way of detecting breast cancers early. It uses an x-ray called a mammogram to detect early signs that might not ordinarily be picked up by touch or sight during a breast examination . It is important to note that there are some risks associated with breast cancer. You can read about them here.
Breast screening involves your breasts being firmly but gently pressed between two screening plates. This has been likened to the sensation of having your blood pressure checked and is less painful than a blood test. You will be screened discreetly by a female radiographer who will put you at ease and answer any questions you may have.
The likelihood of getting breast cancer increases with age so all women in England aged 50 to 70 are invited for breast screening. In our area, some women aged 47 to 50 and those over 70 may be invited for screening as part of a trial extension of the programme.
Breast Mates Huyton – Local Ladies Stress the Importance of Screening
Donna, Jackie and Tracey who volunteer for Breast Mates support group in Huyton explain how breast screening saved their lives in this short video:
I had an invitation for screening but can’t make the appointment. What should I do?
If you have been invited for screening but you can’t make your appointment, please contact the breast screening team direct at Broadgreen Hospital on 0151 282 6920. There are even evening and weekend appointments to ensure you can attend.
For the latest NHS information on screening, please download the Breast Screening – Helping You Decide booklet here