South West London Breast Screening Service
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The South West London Breast Screening Service provides breast screening, using breast x-rays (mammograms) for women registered with a GP in the areas covered by Croydon, Kingston, Richmond, Twickenham, Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth. The aim of breast screening is to detect cancer at an early stage when treatment may often be simpler and more effective.
All women aged 50 to their 71st birthday registered with a South West London GP are invited to breast screening once every three years. Women 71 and over will stop receiving screening invitations, but you can still request breast screening by calling 020 3758 2024 to make an appointment.
Currently more than 210,000 women are invited for screening during each three-year screening cycle. South West London Breast Screening is co-ordinated from the Rose Centre at St Georges’ Hospital In order to enable women to be screened closer to home there are also screening sites across South West London. These are at Teddington Memorial Hospital, Surbiton Heath Centre ,Edridge Road Community Health Centre Croydon, Robin Hood Lane Health Centre Sutton, Purley War Memorial Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital Roehampton.
Breast Screening is a well woman service and approximately 95 per cent of women who attend will get a normal result. Approximately 5% are called back to our consultant led assessment clinic at the Rose Centre for further tests, including further mammography, ultrasound and needle biopsy. For every five women recalled four women will go on to receive a normal result.
It is important to continue to be breast aware in-between breast screening appointments. It is also important that women of any age, with changes in their breasts which concern them, should go directly to their GP for further advice.
For all enquiries about breast screening please call 020 3758 2024.
For further information about Breast Screening please visit our website at www.london-breastscreening.org.uk/home.aspx
For further information about all cancer screening available on the NHS go to http://cancerscreening.nhs.uk.
Based at the Rose Centre, St George’s National Breast Screening Training Centre provides specialist training for staff working in breast screening, This is one of only five such centres in England. For further information please contact 020 87251534
020 3758 2024
020 8725 2724
020 8725 2725
All women aged 50 to their 71st birthday registered with a South West London GP are invited to breast screening once every three years.
How we are working to keep you safe in times of Covid
If you’re due to attend St George’s for a breast screening appointment, we have measures in place to protect you. Watch a short video we’ve created with the help of Jacquie Beltrao, a Sky News Sports Presenter, to show you what will happen at your appointment.
Jacquie understands how important screening is, as she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013.