The NHS offers breast screening to save lives from breast cancer.
Screening does this by finding breast cancers at an early stage when they are too small to see or feel. Breast screening uses an x-ray test called a mammogram to check the breast for signs of cancer.
The scan is quick and simple and early detection of cancer may often mean simpler and more successful treatment.
Women aged 50 up to their 71st birthday are invited to have breast screening every three years. If you are over 71 you will not be invited, however should you have any symptoms please contact your GP.