Breast Screening & Assessment Service
These web pages give you information about the Newcastle Breast Screening Service.
The service offers routine breast screening for women over 50 years old, across Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, North Cumbria and Derwentside.
Visit your GP
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with around 55,000 new cases every year.
Treatment for breast cancer is most effective when found and diagnosed early. The NHS Breast Screening Programme aims to detect breast cancer at a very early stage.
If you are concerned about any changes in your breasts, see your GP as soon as possible – do not wait for your screening appointment.
In 2012, an independent review took place into the effectiveness of breast screening. The Independent Breast Screening Review panel concluded that screening reduces breast cancer deaths. You can see the report and its findings.