Breast screening appointments available in Lincolnshire

More women are being invited to attend free breast screening appointments across the county this summer.

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United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s (ULHT) Lincolnshire Breast Screening Service will be inviting women registered with the following surgeries:

  • Bassingham Surgery, 20 Torgate Lane, Bassingham, Lincoln, LN5 9HR, to attend an appointment at Lincoln County Hospital’s breast unit
  • Lindum Medical Practice, 1 Cabourne Court, Cabourne Avenue, Lincoln, LN2 2JP, to attend an appointment at Lincoln County Hospital’s breast unit
  • Crossroads Medical Practice, Lincoln Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 8NH, to attend an appointment at Lincoln County Hospital’s breast unit
  • Richmond Medical Practice, Moor Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 9AY, to attend an appointment at Lincoln County Hospital’s breast unit
  • The Surgery, Mill Road, Market Rasen, LN8 3BP, to attend an appointment on the mobile unit located in the car park of Festival Hall, Caistor Road, Market Rasen, LN8 3HT
  • Binbrook Surgery, Back Lane, Binbrook, LN8 6ED, to attend an appointment on the mobile unit located in the car park of Festival Hall, Caistor Road, Market Rasen, LN8 3HT
  • Greyfriars Surgery, South Square, Boston, PE21 6JU, to attend an appointment at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston’s breast unit
  • The Surgery, High Street, Willingham by Stow, Gainsborough, DN21 5JZ, to attend an appointment on the mobile unit located in the car park of John Coupland Hospital, Ropery Road, Gainsborough, DN21 2TJ
  • Cleveland Surgery, Vanessa Drive, Gainsborough, DN21 2UQ, to attend an appointment on the mobile unit located in the car park of John Coupland Hospital, Ropery Road, Gainsborough, DN21 2TJ
  • Caskgate Street Surgery, 3 Caskgate Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2DJ, to attend an appointment on the mobile unit located in the car park of John Coupland Hospital, Ropery Road, Gainsborough, DN21 2T

Women aged between 50 and 70 from both surgeries will be automatically invited for screening, however those aged 71 years and over who would like to be screened are welcome to ring the administration office to make an appointment on 01522 573999. Office opening hours are between 8am and 4pm.

The service also belongs to the national Age Extension Pilot Scheme where a selection of women aged from 47 to 49 years and 71 to 73 years will also be automatically invited for screening.

Screening Office Manager at ULHT, Alysa Page, said: “Early detection of breast cancer is crucial in improving a woman’s prognosis and so we strongly encourage women to attend a breast screening session.

“Little is known about how to prevent breast cancer, but the earlier it is found the better the chance for successful treatment.

“About one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. There’s a good chance of recovery if it’s detected in its early stages.

“Providing a screening service is part of the work being done to reduce this life threatening disease.”

For further information about the breast screening service please contact the breast screening administration office on 01522 573999.