Breast screening takes place every 3 years for women who are aged 50 — As this is a three year rolling programme which calls by year of birth not every woman will receive her first invitation at All women will receive their first invitation by their 53rd birthday. Women over the age of 70 are not automatically invited but are encouraged to contact their local Breast Screening Centre every 3 years to make an appointment to attend. Eligible women will receive an invitation to attend approximately 3 weeks prior to their appointment. The Screening Unit invites all eligible women in the GP practice at the same time in keeping with a 3 year rolling cycle. It is helpful to contact the Breast Screening unit for the following reasons by telephone or e-mail if -.
Breast Cancer Fast Facts
We bring the Norton Healthcare Mobile Prevention Center to your neighborhood to provide wellness exams and mammograms to women 40 and older. A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breasts. A screening mammogram is used to check for abnormalities that can indicate breast cancer in women who have no symptoms. If you feel a lump or have other symptoms, call your primary care provider or make an appointment with the Norton Healthcare Mobile Prevention Center.
Screening Centre & Mobile Unit
Breast cancer occurring in women under the age of 40 is uncommon in the absence of family history or genetic predisposition, and prompts the exploration of other possible exposures or environmental risks. We report a case series of four young women—ages from 21 to 39—with multifocal invasive breast cancer that raises the concern of a possible association with nonionizing radiation of electromagnetic field exposures from cellular phones. All patients regularly carried their smartphones directly against their breasts in their brassieres for up to 10 hours a day, for several years, and developed tumors in areas of their breasts immediately underlying the phones. Their breast imaging is reviewed, showing clustering of multiple tumor foci in the breast directly under the area of phone contact. Pathology of all four cases shows striking similarity; all tumors are hormone-positive, low-intermediate grade, having an extensive intraductal component, and all tumors have near identical morphology. These cases raise awareness to the lack of safety data of prolonged direct contact with cellular phones.
If you are aged between 50 and 70 and have a GP in Banbridge, Loughbrickland, Rathfriland, Dromore or Donaghcloney you will receive an invitation to attend from your GP. Image quality is higher which will assure ladies attending for their mammograms that the Trust offers them the latest technology to help improve early detection of breast cancer. Approximately 1, lives are saved each year in the UK as a result of the Breast Screening Programme. You can view a Public Health Agency video to see what to expect when attending for breast screening, here: www.