We are curently running a Campaign to raise awareness about Breast Cancer Screening. The Practice is closely working with the local NHS cancer screening hub and inviting all the ladies who are eligible.
Why it is important to go for breast screening:-
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women.
- Around 55,000 cases a year in the UK, this equates to around 150 cases per day.
- 1 in 7 women will develop breast cancer at some time in their life.
- The older you are the more at risk you are.
- Around 4 out of 5 breast cancers are found in women who are over the age of 50 years.
- Overtime the survival rates have been improving, and now 66% diagnosed with breast cancer are alive 20 years later.
Who is Eligible for FREE NHS Breast Screening?
You’ll automatically get your first invite for breast screening between the ages of 50 and 53. Then you’ll be invited every 3 years until you turn 71.
The NHS offers breast screening to save lives from breast cancer by finding breast cancers at an early stage when they are too small to be seen or felt by you or your doctor.
Treatment can be started earlier and women are more likely to survive than if diagnosed at a later stage.
If you are eligible and would like to make an appointment for a mammogram, please contact:-
Tel: 0121-507-4967 Option 1 (Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 4.00pm).
Cancer Screening Champion at Gate Medical Centre
We have nominated “Cancer Screening Champions” in the Practice and please feel free to contact them via the reception for any advice and concerns.
The cancer champions proactively call all the eligible patients and help them to get booked for their breast screening appointment.
The Practice is also working very closely with our Patient Group in order to improve the uptake of all cancer screenings.