Over 70? You can still have breast screening if you choose

Series : NHS Breast Screening Programme

Published : May 2018
Page Length : 8
Format : Booklet A5
Supplier : N/A
Publisher : Public Health England

Breast screening is a way of detecting breast cancer, often at a very early stage. It involves X-rays called mammograms. This leaflet tells you more about breast screening if you are over 70 and what you are entitled to. Women over 70 are still at risk of breast cancer. But these women are not routinely invited for screening. This is because there is no scientific evidence that screening these older women brings them more benefits than harms. If you are over 70 and want to continue screening, you have the right to free screening every 3 years, if you ask.