When will I be invited for a mammogram?
If you are between the ages of 50 and 70 you will be invited for breast screening every three years as part of the National Breast Screening programme.
When will I receive my first invitation?
Your name will be taken from our patient list and you will be sent an invitation for a mammogram. This may not happen in the year you turn 50 but will happen by the time you are 53. Once you have reached 70 you can continue to have mammograms every three years on request by referring yourself to the breast screening unit.
You may be eligible for breast screening before the age of 50 if you have a very high risk of developing breast cancer.
It is important to remember that you will still need to be breast aware even when you are taking part in the breast screening programme. Report any changes to your GP immediately even if you have had a recent mammogram.
You can get further information from the NHS Breast sceening website.