Cancer Screening

Screening is a way of finding out if people are at higher risk of a health problem.

Screening can pick up on abnormal signs, often before symptoms appear.  Some signs could mean cancer is developing and further tests and information will be offered.

Some people are at a higher risk of developing certain cancers.

The NHS offers three main cancer screening programmes: cervical, breast and bowel






Ladies aged 25 - 49 every 3 years

Ladies aged 50 – 64 every 5 years

Women aged 50 – 70

Women aged 70+ can self refer

Men and women aged 60 - 74


In GP practice, special screening clinic

Mobile breast screening van

In own home


Invites are received from a central hub

Invites are received from a central hub

Kit received through the post

For more detailed information on each type of screening, see the below links: