Breast screening van stationed at Cleckheaton over the summer

Breast screening van

In a bid to make breast screening as convenient as possible, Pennine Breast Screening Service has put their office on wheels and the Mayoress Judith Patrick will be there to help launch the service.

Women aged between 50 and 70 are invited for a breast screening every three years. Screening can detect breast cancer at its earliest stages and can save lives.

Where will the breast screening van be?

The Breast Screening van will be located in the car park of the Tesco Superstore, Cleckheaton, BD19 3HS throughout the summer.

There are several steps into the mobile unit.  Women who struggle with access can attend Bradford St Luke’s Hospital for their mammograms.

The Mayoress said

I am really pleased that Pennine Breast Screening Unit is adapting their services and making them readily available for more women.  Having supported close friends through breast cancer I would encourage all those eligible to have their check when called – early diagnosis is key to fighting this horrible disease.

If you’ve been invited for your breast screening, please visit the team at Pennine – they are very friendly and can answer any questions you might have.”

Get in touch

Women who are eligible for a breast screening appointment will receive a letter in the post inviting them to arrange a visit to the breast screening service. All women are encouraged to book their visit as soon as they receive their invitation to get their preferred time slot.

The procedure itself only takes a few minutes, but patients should allow for half an hour in total. It’s advised women wear a top and a bottom, then you will only need to remove a top half.

The National Breast Screening Programme invites everyone registered with a GP Practice as female from 50 years up to their 71st birthday every 3 years for breast screening.

For more information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer-screening/