The NHS offers free breast screening to all women aged between 50-70. Evidence shows that routine screening in this age range is the best way to detect cancer early, when treatments have an increased survival rate. Breast screening doesn't prevent breast cancer but it does reduce the number of women who die from breast cancer each year.
This booklet explains why your're being invited for breast screening and the benefits and risks involved.
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A Smear Test Could Save Your Life (L1SCR/016/L)