Cancer Screening

Cancer Screening and earlier diagnosis

NHS cancer screening programmes can help to diagnose cancer or risk of cancer earlier and improve the likelihood of successful treatment. There are three national cancer screening programmes in England.

· Cervical Screening – offered to people with a cervix aged from 25 to 64

· Breast screening – offered to women aged 50 to their 71st birthday in England

· Bowel Screening – offered to men and women aged 60-74

If you are eligible, please make every effort to have your screening test. Screening tests can detect a problem early, before you have any symptoms. Finding out about a problem early can mean that treatment is more effective.

We have also enrolled in the Targeted Lung Health Scheck- offered free to people ages 55-74 who have ever smoked, as part of the national NHS Targeted Lung Health Programme.

The following links take you to more information about screening and cancer.  It includes contact details if you have missed a screening appointment or need to arrange a test.

NHS England » Screening and earlier diagnosis