NHS Cancer Screening Programs

NHS offers the following Screening Services.

what is cancer screening?

Breast Screening

This is offered to women aged 50 to 70, with women over 70 able to self-refer. Breast screening saves one life for every 2,000 women screened, or up to 1,300 lives per year.. 

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what is cancer screening?

Cervical Screening

This is offered to women aged 25 to 64 (every three years to women aged 25 to 49 and every five years from the ages of 50 to 64). Cervical screening saves around 5,000 lives per year. The incidence of cervical cancer is expected to fall further as the effects of HPV vaccination start to emerge. 

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Bowel Cancer Screening

This is offered to men and women aged 60 to 74, with another one-off screening test offered to men and women at the age of 55 in some parts of England. Bowel cancer screening saves around 2,400 lives per year. 

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prostate cancer screening

Prostate Cancer Screening

There is no organised screening programme for prostate cancer but an informed choice programme, Prostate Cancer Risk Management, has been introduced. If you are worried about a specific problem, or otherwise worried about the risks of cancer, then you should talk to your GP. 

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