Mobile Breast Screening Units

A mobile breast screening unit may be in your area. You can see the trailer timetables for further details.


Breast Screening Programmes

Find out more about the NHS Breast Screening Programmes and where there is a screening programme near you at the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes website.

NHS Breast Screening Programme


NHS Choices

Be Breast Aware - Detecting cancer early can mean that treatment is more effective. Find out more about how to check your breasts regularly to help you detect when something's wrong at the NHS Choices website.


Breast Screening & Assessment Service

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.

In this section

In this section, you can find out about:

You can also find out about the screening trailers in your area.

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.

Screening review

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.

More information

For more details about your breast screening appointment, visit the screening appointments page.

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