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.

2012 review of the UK breast screening programme

This expert review looked at the benefits and possible harms of breast screening.

Last reviewed: 
14 Feb 2020
Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help.

Read our information about coronavirus and cancer