KLBSS did you know?
- The KLBSS invites well women aged 50 - 70 for three yearly mammograms.
- Women over the age of 70 are encouraged to continue breast screening as research shows that breast cancer increases with age. Over 70's need to self refer every three years.
- The KLBSS invites approximately 1,550 women a month (18,500 annually) for Breast Screening in this area, which takes place at both The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn (QEH) and mobile screening unit.
- All mammographers work clinically at the QEH and breast screen on the mobile unit
- Every women invited is allocated a 6 minute appointment.
- Nationally, 1 in 8 women breast screened are diagnosed with a breast cancer.
- Breast screening offers early detection which makes prognosis far better.
- Women with mobility problems are encouraged to have their mammograms carried out at the QEH as more help, equipment, and time is available to them.
- A mammogram will not be carried out if you have had one in the last 6 months or are currently 'under care' or breast-feeding.
- If you have any breast symptoms, an appointment with the GP should be made without delay.
- It is important to let us know if you are going on holiday before you have your mammogram as this helps us with the results process.
The KLBSS is fully supported by your GP and they recieve a report of your results.