More women are being invited to attend free breast screening appointments across Lincolnshire over the next few weeks. (June 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 at two county GP surgeries, namely:
- Sleaford Medical Group – to attend a mobile unit based in the car park of Hockmeyer’s Garage, Holdingham Grange, Lincoln Road, Holdingham, Sleaford NG34 8NP.
- Ingham Surgery, Lincoln Road, Ingham, Lincoln LN1 2XF – to attend an appointment at the breast unit at Lincoln County Hospital.
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.