Pennine Breast Services encompasses Pennine Breast Screening and the Symptomatic Breast Imaging Service.
Pennine Breast Screening
Pennine Breast Screening serves a population of approximately 199,000 women from Airedale, Bradford, Calderdale, Dewsbury, Kirklees and Huddersfield.
Women are invited to a screening from 50-70 years of age, although this is currently being extended to women aged 47–73 as part of a nationwide trial.
Women are invited to attend one of our mobile breast screening units for screening mammograms to be performed.
Our mobile units travel across our region, although some women may be required to attend one of our clinics based at St Luke’s Hospital for further assessment.
Pennine Breast Screening also undertakes the MRI surveillance of women with a higher risk of breast cancer.
The Symptomatic Breast Imaging service compromises of five one-stop breast clinics per week, where women with a breast complaint may be referred by their GP.
Women will then be assessed by a consultant breast surgeon. Experienced radiographers and advanced practitioners will perform a mammogram and breast ultrasound as required, which will be interpreted by a consultant radiologist.
There is also the opportunity to discuss any issues with our dedicated breast care nurse specialists.
Annual mammographic follow-up imaging of women who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer is also undertaken by the Symptomatic Breast Imaging Services.
All women aged between 50 and 70 registered with a GP will receive an automatic invitation once every three years. Some women aged 47-50 and 70-73 will receive an invitation as part of the national randomised age trial.
Women aged over 70 can contact the screening office to arrange an appointment.
Results will be sent in the post within three weeks.
Women with any breast symptoms are encouraged to contact their GP as soon as possible. Your GP will then refer you to the appropriate clinic.
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