Screening for breast cancer

Find out about the UK breast screening programme. It uses breast x-rays called mammograms to try to find breast cancer at a very early stage.

Breast screening

Screening aims to find breast cancers early, when they have the best chance of being cured.

Mammograms for breast screening

A mammogram is an x-ray of your breasts. It can help to find breast cancer early as part of the UK breast screening programme.

Last reviewed: 
14 Feb 2020
Coronavirus and cancer

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