South East London Breast Screening Programme
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Welcome to The South East London Breast Screening Service

The South East London Breast Screening Service is part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme. It provides breast screening for women from the age of 50, in the areas covered by Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark, Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich (PCTs). From 2009, we have been taking part in a pilot in the Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark and Bromley areas where we are extending the age range of those invited to include some women aged 47 to 49 years and some aged 71 to 73 years.

Breast screening aims to find breast cancer at an early stage, often before there are any symptoms. To do this, an x-ray is taken of each breast (mammogram). Early detection may often mean simpler and more successful treatment.

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For Every 500 Women Screened 1 Life Will Be Saved

Language Options

Information about breast screening is also available in other languages. Please select your language from the list below to see an overview in your selected language. You can also download the relevant guide.

Bengali - step by step guide    Farsi - step by step guide    French - step by step guide    Greek - step by step guide    Hindi - step by step guide   Polish - step by step guide    Somali - step by step guide    Tamil - step by step guide    Turkish - step by step guide

Change your appointment

Changing Your Appointment

If you already have an appointment, but would like to change it, just send us your details and we will rearrange it for you.

Change your appointment

Invitation for breast screening

Invitation for Breast Screening

The South East London Breast Screening Service invites over 70,000 women per year for screening. Screening is organised according to your GP practice or your postcode depending upon where you live. Once every three years you will receive an invitation letter in the post. All women between 50 and 70 will be routinely invited.

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Be Breast Aware

Be Breast Aware

Become familiar with your breasts and how they change.

Learn about breast awareness

Step-by-Step Guide

step by step guide

Understand what's involved in having a breast x-ray (mammogram).

Download the guide (multilingual)

About Breast Screening

What is a Mammography

Breast Screening (Mammography) is an x-ray examination of the breasts and is a method of finding breast cancer at a very early stage.

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Where We Screen

Where do we screen

We screen at various convenient places across South East London.

Find out where we screen

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