More women are being invited to attend free breast screening appointments across the county.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s (ULHT) Lincolnshire Breast Screening Service will be inviting women registered with the following surgeries:
- Birchwood Medical Practice, Jasmin Road, Birchwood, Lincoln, LN6 0QQ, to attend an appointment at Lincoln County Hospital’s breast unit
- Spilsby Surgery, Bull Yard, Simpson Street, Spilsby, PE23 5LG, to attend an appointment at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, breast unit
- Horncastle Medical Group, The Old Vicarage, Spilsby Road, Horncastle, LN9 6AL, to attend an appointment on the mobile unit based in the car park of Stanhope Hall, Boston Road, Horncastle, LN9 6NF
- Littlebury Medical Centre, Fishpond Lane, Holbeach, Spalding, PE12 7DE, to attend an appointment on the mobile unit based at the Johnson Hospital, Spalding Road, Pinchbeck, PE11 3PB
- Holbeach Medical Centre, Park Road, Holbeach, Spalding, PE12 7EE, to attend an appointment on the mobile unit based at the Johnson Hospital, Spalding Road, Pinchbeck, PE11 3PB
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.