Breast screening helps healthcare professionals to detect breast cancer at an early stage, which in turn improves the chances of survival. The NHS breast screening programme currently invites women aged between 50 and 70, who are registered with a GP, for a mammogram (x-ray of the breasts) once every three years. If you are eligible you will receive your first invite to attend screening at some point between your 50th and 53rd birthday.

We screen women registered with GPs located in the following areas:

  • Westminster
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Ealing
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow

Screening programme

The NHS breast screening programme uses an x-ray test called a mammogram to check the breast for signs of cancer. Breast screening is a way of detecting breast cancer early, when it is too small for you or your doctor to feel. Early detection of breast cancer often means simpler and more successful treatment.