Why does breast screening stop at 70?
It doesn't. Although women over 70 are not routinely invited for breast screening, they are encouraged to call the local unit to request breast screening every three years.
We produce cards to help them remember which are handed out at their last routine breast screening appointment.
Please see Over 70? You are still entitled to breast screening for further information.
We are currently phasing in the expansion of the programme to routinely invite women up to the age of 73.
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About breast screening
- What is breast screening?
- What does the NHS Breast Screening Programme do?
- When was the NHS Breast Screening Programme set up?
- What happens at a breast screening unit?
- Why are women under 50 not routinely invited?
- Are women screened over the age of 70?
- Screening women at higher risk
- Does breast screening save lives?
- Does breast screening have any risks?
- What is Digital Mammography?
- Research in breast screening
- About breast cancer
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- Frequently asked questions
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