A mobile unit that provides a free breast screening service to women 50 years of age and over and is now in Louth. Our mobile unit is based at the Louth County Hospital, High Holme Road, Louth LN11 0EU. We will be in the area until approximately September 2023.
The Lincolnshire Breast Screening Service will be inviting ladies for screening who are registered with the following practices and any branch surgeries:
- Marsh Medical Practice, Keeling Street, North Somercotes, Louth LN11 7QU
- James Street Family Practice, 49 James Street, Louth, Lincs LN11 0JN
- East Lindsey Medical Group,153 Newmarket, Louth, Lincs LN11 9EH
- The Surgery, Highfield Road, North Thoresby, Lincs DN36 5RT
Breast Services Operational Manager, Alysa Page, from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, 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 7 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 or email [email protected]
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. Women will receive their first invitation for screening anywhere between their 50th and 53rd birthday. Anyone who experiences any symptoms before being invited or between their routine 3 yearly invitations should always contact their GP.
Women will be automatically notified they are due for screening and will be asked to contact the screening office to book their appointment. Call 01522 573999 or email [email protected]
Women aged 71 and over who would like to have a mammogram are encouraged to contact their local screening office for an appointment.
If ladies do not wish to attend please contact the screening office via telephone or email to cancel their invitation to allow invitations to be offered to other ladies.