FACCINI HOUSE SURGERY
CANCER SCREENING HELPS
US FIND AND TREAT CANCER EARLY
We offer cancer
screening to all eligible patients and would encourage patients to
participate in these screening programmes.
If you have been
invited to one of the cancer screening programmes below, please make
every effort to have your screening test. Screening tests can detect a
problem early, before you have any symptoms. Finding out about a problem
early can mean that treatment is more effective.
The NHS offers the
following cancer screening programmes, please see below for further
information and how to organise a screening test.
The NHS cervical screening programme in England is offered to people
with a cervix aged from 25 to 64. Routine screening is offered every
three years up to 49 years of age and every five years from 50 to 64
years of age. Depending on the result of the screen, people may be
recalled earlier than these routine intervals.
If you are eligible and are due a cervical smear, please contact the
GP Surgery to book an nurse appointment for a cervical smear.
For more information on the cervical screening programme, please
NHS cervical screening pages or
Cervical Cancer Trustís website.
About 1 in 8 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer
during their lifetime. If itís detected early, treatment is more
successful and thereís a good chance of recovery.
Breast screening uses an X-ray test called a mammogram that can spot
cancers when theyíre too small to see or feel and is carried out in a
Breast screening is offered to women aged 50 to their 71st birthday
in England. Youíll first be invited for screening within three years of
your 50th birthday. You may be eligible for breast screening before the age of 50 if you
have a very high risk of developing breast cancer.
If you are 71 or over, you will stop receiving screening invitations.
You can still have screening once you are 71 or over if you want to and
can arrange an appointment by contacting your
local screening unit.
If youíre worried about breast cancer symptoms, such as a lump or an
area of thickened tissue in a breast, or you notice that your breasts
look or feel different from whatís normal for you, do not wait to be
offered screening make an appointment to see your GP.
For more information please see
NHS Breast Cancer Screening.
(HOME TESTING KITS)
Bowel cancer survival is improving and has more than doubled in the
last 40 years in the UK. If diagnosed early, more than 90% of bowel
cancer cases can be treated successfully. As part of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, men and women
aged 60-74 are sent a home testing kit every two years to collect a
small sample of poo to be checked for tiny amounts of blood which could
be caused by cancer.
If you are eligible and have received an invitation or you're 75 or
over, you can ask for a kit every 2 years by phoning the free bowel
cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.
For more information on the bowel cancer screening test, please visit
nhs.uk bowel cancer screening pages.
Please help us beat cancer by participating the cancer screening
programmes and helping to detect and beat cancer earlier.
For more information of patient uptake of the cancer screening
programmes please see
You can also visit
https://www.macmillan.org.uk/ to learn more and find ways to help.