Each centre has a static base and provides the screening service to the outlying areas by mobile units. Breast cancer is more common in women aged over 50 and the SBSP invites women aged between 50 and 70 years old for screening every three years. Women aged 71 and over are encouraged to attend through self referral to their local screening centre.
Breast screening mammograms aim to detect breast cancer early, before you or your doctor notices any signs of a problem. Your doctor may also refer you for a mammogram, alongside other tests, if you have possible signs of breast cancer. This is sometimes called a diagnostic mammogram.
The Breast Screening Programme. All eligible women age 50 — 70 registered with this practice will shortly be invited for breast screening mammogram. You will receive your appointment letter through the post inviting you to a mobile unit situated in the grounds of Tesco Car Park, Silverburn.
The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme strives to ensure its entire eligible population is routinely invited to participate. To be eligible, an individual must be ageda Scottish resident, have a CHI number, an accurate and permanent address and not have a medical reason which excludes them from participating. Individuals are invited once every two years around the time of their birthday.
Most women know that a lump can be a sign of breast cancer. Lumps can be found anywhere in your breasts, armpit or around your collarbone. If you do find one it doesn't necessarily mean you have cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Scottish women, accounting for over a quarter of female cancer cases. Breast cancer screening saves around lives each year across Scotland. This is because screening can help catch the disease earlier.
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A fundamental review of the Scottish Breast Screening Programme is to be carried out, public health minister Joe FitzPatrick has announced. NSD will report its conclusions to the Scottish Screening Committee which in turn will then provide advice to ministers. The review will include a comprehensive appraisal of the current programme, the current pressures it faces, and future options for delivery.
The Scottish Breast Screening programme has found that 1, women were not invited to for their final screening appointment over the past three years. The Scottish Government has released a statement following a review of the Scottish Breast Screening programme, which has found that 1, women were not invited to for their final screening appointment over the past three years. NHS Scotland is today writing to the women, all aged over 71, to invite them for a catch up breast screening appointment. We are extremely concerned to hear that over a thousand women in Scotland have been let down by an error in the breast screening programme in Scotland, just months after a decade-long failure came to light in England.