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DID YOU KNOW YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO FREE NHS SCREENING?

Bowel Cancer Screening - Men and Women

Bowel cancer screening is offered every 2 years to men and women aged 60 to 74.

People older than this can ask for a screening kit every 2 years by calling the Freephone number 0800 707 60 60.

An additional one-off test called bowel scope screening is being introduced in England for men and women at the age of 55.

NHS Bowel Cancer Screening

For more information on bowel cancer screening and to view the PDF in other languages, please click here.

Breast Screening - Women Only

All women aged 50 up to their 71st birthday are invited for breast screening every 3 years. Invites are sent some time between your 50th and 53rd birthdays.

If you are aged 71 or over, you are still at risk of breast cancer. You can still have breast screening every 3 years. You will need to ask your local breast screening unit for an appointment.


NHS Breast Screening (English)

For more information on breast screening and to view the PDF in other languages, please click here.

Cervical Screening - Women Only

All women and people with a cervix between the ages of 25 and 64 should go for regular cervical screening. You'll get a letter in the post inviting you to make an appointment.

Age                 When you're invited

under 25       up to 6 months before you turn 25

25 to 49         every 3 years

50 to 64         every 5 years

65 or older    only if 1 of your last 3 tests was abnormal

NHS Cervical Screening (English)

For more information on cervical screening and to view the PDF in other languages, please click here.

 
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