When will I get a breast check?

Woman's Own - - ASK THE DOCTOR -

QI turned 50 ear­lier this year and have been ex­pect­ing to be called for a mam­mo­gram but haven’t heard any­thing yet. I ex­am­ine my breasts reg­u­larly and don’t have any spe­cific con­cerns, but my mother had breast cancer so I want to make sure I get checked. How do I chase this up?

AIf you are reg­is­tered with an NHS GP, you will au­to­mat­i­cally be called by your screen­ing cen­tre ev­ery three years be­tween the ages of 50 and 70 (in some ar­eas women are called from the age of 47). How­ever, the mam­mo­gram units of­fer screen­ing to prac­tices in ro­ta­tion, so your first screen­ing could be any­where be­tween your 50th and 53rd birthdays.

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