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The East Cheshire and Stockport Breast Screening Service is part of the National Breast Screening Programme and provides a free breast screening service for well women aged between 50 and 70, serving residents in Stockport plus those women living in East Cheshire. We aim to provide and promote an efficient and effective, high quality breast screening service, to all eligible women within a caring environment.

Age extension has begun in the East Cheshire and Stockport area. This means that we are beginning to invite women from 47 years of age. This will happen over a period of time and will eventually mean that all women receive their first invitation before their 53rd birthday. Please see our leaflet in the publications section or visit www.canscreening.nhs.uk for more details.

Breast screening aims to find breast cancer at an early stage, often before there are any symptoms. To do this, an x-ray is taken of each breast (mammogram). Early detection may often mean simpler and more successful treatment. read more

For every 500 women screened 1 life will be saved

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Changing your appointment

If you already have received an appointment, but would like to change it, please contact the office on 01625 661157 to rearrange it.

When will I be invited for breast screening?

When will I be invited for breast screening?The East Cheshire and Stockport Breast Screening Service invites around 65,000 women every three years for screening. Screening is organised according to your GP practice. Once every three years your GP practice will be contacted and all women between the ages of 50 and 70 will be routinely invited.
View which GP Practices are inviting women in the next 3 months


About breast screening

What is breast screening?Breast Screening (Mammography) is an x-ray examination of the breasts and is a method of finding breast cancer at a very early stage.
Learn more about screening

Where do we screen?

Where do we screen Screening takes place at a number of convenient places across Stockport and East Cheshire. Find out where we screen

Step-by-Step Guide

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