Breast screening appointments available for women across Lincolnshire

More women across the county are being invited to attend free breast screening appointments over the next few weeks. (March/April 2018)

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More women across the county are being invited to attend free breast screening appointments over the next few weeks. (March/April 2018).

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s (ULHT) countywide Breast Screening Service will automatically be inviting women aged between 50 and 70, who are registered with a variety of GP surgeries to attend an appointment at the breast units in county hospitals in addition to various mobile units in the area.

Women aged 71 years and over who would like to be screened are welcome to ring the administration office to make an appointment at their convenience on 01522 573999.

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

Women across Lincolnshire will be invited to appointments from the following GP surgeries:

  • Liquorpond Street Surgery in Boston – to attend an appointment at the breast unit in Pilgrim Hospital.
  • Branston and Heighington Family Practice, Station Road, Branston – to attend an appointment at Lincoln County Hospital.
  • Nettleham Medical Practice – to attend an appointment at Lincoln County Hospital.
  • St John’s Medical Centre, Grantham – to attend an appointment at the Emerald Suite in Grantham hospital.
  • Marsh Medical Practice, Keeling Street, North Somercotes, Louth – to attend an appointment at the mobile unit located in the car park at Louth County Hospital.
  • Kidgate Surgery, 32 Queen Street, Louth – to attend an appointment at the mobile unit located in the car park at Louth County Hospital.
  • James Street Family Practice, 49 James Street, Louth – to attend an appointment at the mobile unit located in the car park at Louth County Hospital.
  • Newmarket Medical Practice, 153 Newmarket, Louth – to attend an appointment at the mobile unit located in the car park at Louth County Hospital.
  • The Surgery, Highfield Road, North Thoresby – to attend an appointment at the mobile unit located in the car park at Louth County Hospital.
  • Ruskington Medical Practice, Brookside Close, Ruskington, Sleaford – to attend an appointment at the mobile unit located in the surgery car park.
  • Beacon Medical Practice, Churchill Avenue, Skegness – to attend an appointment at the mobile unit located in the car park at Skegness Hospital.
  • Hawthorn Medical Practice, Hawthorn Road, Skegness – to attend an appointment at the mobile unit located in the car park at Skegness Hospital.

Screening Office Manager, Alysa Page, from ULHT 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 and 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 administration office on 01522 573999.

Breast screening is carried out every three years for all women in the UK aged 50 and over. Women aged between 50 and 70 are routinely invited for screening.

Anyone who experiences any symptoms before being invited or between their routine three yearly invitations to a screening appointment should always contact their GP.

Women aged 71 and over who would like to have a mammogram are encouraged to contact their local screening office for an appointment.