Breast screening appointments available across Lincolnshire

More ladies across Lincolnshire will be invited to attend breast screening clinics over the next few months.

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More ladies across Lincolnshire will be invited to attend breast screening clinics over the next few months.

The Lincolnshire Breast Screening Service will automatically extend invites to ladies aged between 50 and 70, who are registered with The Medical Centre, Church End, Old Leake, Boston, Lincs PE22 9LE to attend an appointment at the breast unit, Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

Mobile screening units will also be available in Skegness, in the hospital car park off Lincoln Road, PE25 2BS, and in Woodhall Spa, at the Community Centre, Alexandra Road, LN10 6RE.

Ladies 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.

In addition, the service belongs to the national Age Extension Pilot Scheme where a selection of women aged between 47 to 49 and 71 to 73 will also automatically be invited for screening.

Screening office manager, Alysa Page, from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (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 breast screening administration office on 01522 573999.

The mobile units will be in place until the first quarter of 2018.

Practises being invited to Skegness are:

The Beacon Medical Practice, Churchill Avenue, Skegness, Lincs PE25 2AN
Practice Code C83019

Hawthorn Medical Practice, Hawthorn Road, Skegness, Lincs PE25 3TD
Practice Code C83045

Practises being invited to Woodhall Spa are:

The New Surgery, 20 Silver Street, Coningsby, Lincs LN4 4SG
Practice Code C83083

Woodhall Spa New Surgery, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa, Lincs LN10 6SQ
Practice Code C83635

Tasburgh Lodge, 30 Victoria Avenue, Woodhall Spa, Lincs LN10 6TX
Practice Code C83634

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 over the age of 71 who would like to have a mammogram are encouraged to contact their local screening office for an appointment.