Breast Screening Patient Information

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NHS Breast Screening: Helping you decide

September 2013

To help them make an informed choice about whether or not to come for breast screening, all women receive a leaflet, 'NHS Breast Screening: Helping you decide' with their invitation. The leaflet explains the screening process, and the benefits and risks of breast screening to allow women to make a personal decision about whether to attend.

Breast Screening: Helping you decide Summary and Download PDF (English) (4.58Mb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (Chinese Simplifield) (PDF 2.05Mb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (Chinese Traditional) (PDF 2.15Mb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (Czech) (PDF 1.76Mb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (French) (PDF 1.77Mb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (Gujarati) (PDF 1.75Mb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (Hindi) (PDF 499Kb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (Latvian) (PDF 1.75Mb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (Lithuanian) (PDF 1.74Mb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (Nepalese) (PDF 1.77Mb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (Polish) (PDF 1.76Mb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (Portuguese) (PDF 1.75Mb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (Punjabi) (PDF 1.71Mb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (Romanian) (PDF 1.76Mb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (Russian) (PDF 1.77Mb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (Slovakian) (PDF 1.76Mb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (Somalian) (PDF 1.76Mb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (Spanish) (PDF 1.76Mb)
Breast Screening: Helping You Decide (Urdu) (PDF 1.76Mb)

Over 70? You are still entitled to breast screening

January 2007

This leaflet tells women over 70 that they are entitled to request breast screening every three years. It explains the risks of breast cancer and encourages older women to be breast aware.

Arabic (PDF 228Kb)
Bengali (PDF 96Kb)
Traditional Form Chinese Chinese (PDF 171Kb) (as used in Hong Kong & Taiwan)
English (PDF 467Kb)
Polish (PDF 163Kb)
Punjabi (PDF 70Kb)
Urdu (PDF 283Kb)

Breast Implants and Breast Screening

June 2010

All women in the screening age group are invited for screening, including those with breast implants who may have specific requirements and concerns. This leaflet is designed to give women information about how breast implants affect mammography.

English:  Breast Implants and Breast Screening Summary  and Download PDF (448Kb)

Be Breast Aware

September 2006

A leaflet, produced by the NHS Breast Screening Programme and Cancer Research UK, sets out a five-point plan for women.

Arabic (PDF 163Kb)
Bengali (PDF 176Kb)Traditional Form Chinese (PDF 152Kb) (as used in Hong Kong & Taiwan)
English (PDF 40Kb)
Farsi (PDF 97Kb)
French (PDF 42Kb)
Greek (PDF 125Kb)
Gujarati (PDF 55Kb)
Hindi (PDF 65Kb)
Italian (PDF 40Kb)
Kurdish (Sorani) (PDF 65Kb)
Polish (PDF 160Kb)
Portuguese (PDF 41Kb)
Punjabi (PDF 78Kb)
Somali (PDF 41Kb)
Spanish (PDF 41Kb)
Ukrainian (PDF 176Kb)

Be Breast Aware (large print version)

February 2011

A large print version of a leaflet, produced by the NHS Breast Screening Programme and Cancer Research UK, sets out a five-point plan for women.

Be Breast Aware Summary | Download PDF (43Kb)

An Easy Guide to Breast Screening

March 2006

A picture leaflet about breast screening by and for women with learning disabilities.

An Easy Guide to Breast Screening  Summary | Download PDF (1.4Mb)
Some leaflets available on a British Sign Language DVD

Understanding Breast Screening

A booklet produced by Cancerbackup, edited by the NHS Breast Screening Programme. Copies of Understanding breast screening are available from Cancerbackup/Macmillan Cancer Support, free of charge to cancer patients, relatives, friends or carers.