Women to be invited to access breast screening mobile unit in Harlow

Health / Fri 15th Sep 2023 at 08:03am

WOMEN who are registered with the following GP surgeries are to be invited to access breast screening at a mobile unit in Harlow from October 2023 to June 2024.

Lister Medical Centre
The Hamilton Practice
Old Harlow Health Centre
Church Langley Medical Centre
The Ross Practice
Nuffield House Health Centre
Addison House
Sydenham House Surgery

The mobile breast screening unit will be located in Harlow town, opposite St Paul’s Church (Cross Street), and will be seeing patients aged between 50 and 70 who are due for their three-yearly screen.
It is anticipated that approximately 13,400 women will be invited for screening over the coming months. Women who are due for their scan will receive an invitation to book an appointment time.

The breast screening service, which is provided by The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT), is an important part of a national approach to detecting cancer.
It is estimated that across the country 1,400 lives will be saved each year by the programme.

Helen Lavelle, breast service manager at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, said: “Our mobile unit contains the latest equipment and technology. Upon arrival, each patient will be greeted by a radiographer, who will explain the process. The screening takes less than seven minutes and the results are available two to three weeks later. It will be three years before women are called again in this area. It is hoped that more women than ever before will take up the opportunity of this vital examination.”

Women are screened every three years after the age of 50 and until they are 70.

Please note that women cannot just drop in for an appointment, but if they wish to check when they may be called, they can contact the office on 01992 560001.

Special arrangements can be made for women with a disability by contacting
01992 560001.

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2 Comments for Women to be invited to access breast screening mobile unit in Harlow:

Sarah Twitchett
2023-09-15 15:38:22

if you are invited for a screening please go, I had my first scan in a mobile unit in the town centre and was found to have a cancerous lump, that was 6 years ago, please attend it could save your life !

2023-09-19 17:30:23

So I have reached 70 so I’m on scapeheat really paid my stamp since 15

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