Breast screening - What is breast screening?

Breast screening uses an X-ray test to check the breast for signs of cancer. This is called a mammogram.

A mammogram can spot cancers that are too small to see or feel. If breast cancer is detected early, treatment is more successful and there’s a good chance of recovery.

Screening does not stop you getting breast cancer.

If you have more questions about breast screening, you can find out more on GOV.UK.

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