When you’ll be invited for breast screening and who should go:
Anyone registered with a GP as female will be invited for NHS breast screening every 3 years between the ages of 50 and 71. You’ll get a letter in the post inviting you.
If you have not been invited for breast screening by the time you are 53 and think you should have been, contact the West Devon and East Cornwall Breast Screening Service on 01752 431652
If you are over 71 you will not be automatically invited for breast screening, but you can still have breast screening every 3 years if you want to. For more information please call 01752 431652.
If you’re trans or non-binary
If you’re a trans man, trans woman or are non-binary how you are invited will depend on the sex you are registered with at a GP:
- if you’re registered as female with a GP you will automatically be invited for breast screening
- if you’re registered as male with a GP you will not automatically be invited for breast screening
For more information please see the NHS website – When you’ll be invited for breast screening and who should go – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
More information for people with a learning disability:
Easy Read Breast Care Leaflet This leaflet can help you understand how to check your breasts and when to see a GP.
www.macmillan.org.uk has lots of useful information and links to help patients understand good cancer prevention health care.
Get to know your breasts with some TLC – Touch – Look – Check
Information in multiple languages
Languages included are: Chinese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Urdu.
For more information and references please see NHS Breast Screening Webpage