about the offer of a breast screen for women aged 70-79, May 2018
Some women aged
between 70 and 79 are being offered the opportunity for a breast screen. The
offer of a screen comes after some women did not receive an invitation for a
final screen, as part of the routine NHS Breast Screening Programme.
Screening Programme usually invites women to have a screen once every three
years when aged between 50 and 70 (up to their 71st birthday). This
means women will usually receive their final screen sometime between their 68th
and 71st birthdays.
Most women can
be reassured that they will have received their final invitation but there are
some women, now aged between 70 – 79 years, who have missed an invitation due
to a problem which dates back to 2009.
women registered with a GP will receive a letter by the end of May with further
Getting support and advice
information please visit the NHS
Choices website, which includes a list of frequently
asked questions. A dedicated advice line has been set up for the women affected
and also for those that think they did not receive an invitation - call 0800
169 2692 if you need further support and advice.
As usual, all women should continue to be aware of
any changes to their breasts and if they have any concerns then they should see