Breast Test Wales returning to Maesteg end of March 2018
Date published: 16/03/2018
Don’t ignore your breast screening, it could save your life.
Breast Test Wales is returning to Maesteg. Women will be invited to attend for breast screening at a mobile unit based at Llynfi Road car park from end of March 2018 until end of June 2018.
Women aged between 50 – 70 who are registered at Llynfi Surgery, Bryn Surgery, Woodlands Surgery and Bron y Garn Surgery will be sent an invitation in the post.
Women over the age of 70 can telephone Breast Test Wales, T: 029 2039 7222.
- Breast screening reduces your risk of dying from breast cancer;
- Women aged 50 to 70 are invited for a breast X-ray every three years. Women over the age of 70 can ask for a screening appointment;
- Screening can find cancers when they are too small to see or feel. Finding and treating cancer early gives you the best chance of survival;
- Breast screening is a free NHS test that is carried out at screening centres and accessible mobile units across Wales;
- When screening women from your GP practice, you be sent an appointment letter and information leaflet. You will receive your first invitation before your 53rd birthday;
- A breast x-ray test called a mammogram is used to look for signs of cancer;
- Screening will miss some cancers and some cancers cannot be cured;
- Taking part in breast screening is your choice.
What you can do:
- Take part in screening every three years, even if you have had a previous normal result;
- Get to know how your breasts normally look and feel. If you notice any changes it is important that you visit your GP;
- Breast cancer can run in families. If you are worried about your risk speak to your GP.
To find out more about the NHS screening programmes and for links to our accessible information, visit www.screeningforlife.wales.nhs.uk
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