A Step-by-Step Guide To Breast Screening

This guide will explain the steps involved in having a breast screening x-ray (mammogam)

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Step 1

Step 1

Every 3 years women aged 50-70 will be sent an appointment for free breast screening.

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Step 2

Women will have their breast screening at a screening centre or at a mobile screening van.

Step 3

Step 3

The Radiographer or receptionist will check each woman’s details when she arrives for her appointment.

Step 4

Step 4

The female Radiographer will explain how the breast x-ray (mammogram) is taken.

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A female Radiographer will take the breast x-ray (mammogram). This may be uncomfortable but only lasts a few seconds.

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Step 6

Two trained film readers check the x-rays to look for changes in the breast tissue.

Step 7

Step 7

Women should receive their screening results in writing within 2 weeks.

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Step 8

If an appointment is missed, a letter is sent asking the woman to arrange another appointment.