Welcome to The South East London Breast Screening Service
The South 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 Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark, Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich (PCTs). From 2009, we have been taking part in a pilot in the Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark and Bromley areas where we are extending the age range of those invited to include some women aged 47 to 49 years and some aged 71 to 73 years.
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.
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For Every 500 Women Screened 1 Life Will Be Saved
Information about breast screening is also available in other languages. Please select your language from the list below to see an overview in your selected language. You can also download the relevant guide.
Changing Your Appointment
If you already have an appointment, but would like to change it, just send us your details and we will rearrange it for you.Change your appointment
Invitation for Breast Screening
The South East London Breast Screening Service invites over 70,000 women per year for screening. Screening is organised according to your GP practice or your postcode depending upon where you live. Once every three years you will receive an invitation letter in the post. All women between 50 and 70 will be routinely invited.View more details here