Never had a screening?
Around 2.2 million UK wom were screened for breast cancer last year, and over 18,400 were diagnosed with breast cancer. If you’re registered with a GP, you should receive an invitation for a free mammogram eve three years between the ag of 50-70, but it’s estimated around 30% never attend. ‘Most women find the procedure uncomfortable,’ admits Prof Carmichael. ‘But screening saves one lif for every 200 UK women screened (around 1,300 lives each year).’