Why does breast screening stop at 70?


Example of card handed out to women who will be 70 at their last routine breast screening appointment

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.