Breast screening appointments for women across Lincolnshire

More women are being invited to attend free breast screening appointments across Lincolnshire over the next few weeks (October 2018 to January 2019).

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United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s (ULHT) countywide Breast Screening Service will automatically be inviting women aged between 50 and 70, who are registered at the following GP surgeries:

  • Parkside Medical Centre and The Sidings Medical Practice, Boston, to attend an appointment at the breast unit at Pilgrim hospital
  • Welton Heath Centre, to attend an appointment at the breast unit at Lincoln County Hospital
  • Millview Medical Centre, in Heckington, to attend an appointment on the mobile unit, based in the car park of Hockmeyer’s Garage, Holdingham Grange, Lincoln Road, Holdingham, Sleaford, NG34 8NP

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.

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.