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Beds and Herts Breast Screening Service
Luton and Dunstable NHS Hospital

Why we screen

One in nine women will develop breast cancer at some time in their life. 80% of breast cancers occur in women over 50. This is why the breast screening programme targets women in this age group.

Breast Screening can help to find small changes in the breast before there are any other signs or symptoms. Early detection may mean simpler and more successful treatment.

The NHS Breast Screening Programme is an effective part of the UK's efforts to improve survival from breast cancer. The latest research shows the NHS Breast Screening Programme is now saving 1400 lives every year.