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WELCOME

The Central and East London Breast Screening Service is part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme. It provides breast screening for women from the age of 50, in the areas covered by Islington, Camden, Hackney and the City, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest Primary Care Trusts (PCTs)...

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The screening process

Women reading invite letter
You will receive your invite letter in the post
Receptionist answering telephone
You can change your appointment to a more convenient time by calling us or using our online booking system
Client arriving at reception
When you arrive you need to let reception know you are here
Client filling out health questionnaire in reception
You will be asked to complete a health questionnaire
Door of ladies only changing room
We recommend you wear separates
Changing room door which shows it is in-use
We respect your privacy and dignity
Radiographer meeting client at reception
Your radiographer will meet you at reception
Radiographer shows client to their screening room
Your radiographer shows you to your screening room
Radiographer talks client through the screening process
She will talk you through the screening process and answer any questions you may have
Radiographer explains to client how the Mammogram will be taken
The radiographer will explain how the mammogram is taken
Client is postioned infornt of the mammogram machine
Four mammograms will be taken two of each breast, this photo shows the position you will need to adopt for x-ray one
Client having an x-ray of their breast
The position you will need to adopt for x-ray two
Client having an X-ray of their breast the Mammogram machine is tilted
The position you will need to adopt for x-ray three
Client having an X-ray of their breast the Mammogram machine is tilted
The position you will need to adopt for x-ray four
Client is given Breast awareness leaflet by radiographer as she leaves
You will be given a breast awareness leaflet when you leave
Client talking to the receptionist
You may need to speak to the receptionist before you leave
Radiologist looking at Breast Screening X-rays
A radiologist will study your mammograms to check for any early signs of breast cancer
Client at home reading her results
Your results will come through in two weeks, 19 out of 20 women are given the all clear

Experiences

Norma breast screening attendee

Norma

(Screening attendee)
My breast cancer was found on a mammogram four years ago. I was 62 years old at the time and had attended my breast screening appointments regularly. I was totally unaware anything was wrong even...

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Be breast aware

Changes to look and feel for

To pick up potential problems at the earliest possible opportunity, you need to be aware of any changes in your breasts, which you can see in the images below. It is important to remember that these changes are not usually accompanied with any other symptoms such as tiredness or loss of energy.

A change in size or shape

A change in skin texture such as puckering or dimpling (like orange skin)
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