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Breast screening

Due to the current situation with coronavirus (Covid-19), we will not be sending out any new breast screening appointments until further notice.

If you already have have a breast screening appointment it may be cancelled. If the screening service has not contacted you please ring before attending.

You can do this by contacting the screening service on: 0191 445 2554 or on the link below.

We will provide an update when we have any further information.

If you have any of the following symptoms follow the instruction on the link below.

  • a high temperature - you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

  • a new continuous cough - this means you've started coughing repeatedly

For information about coronavirus click on this link https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

Change or cancel your breast screening appointment 

Where can I go for screening?

The Gateshead Breast Screening Unit is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. It covers Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland, Durham and Chester-le-Street.

The Gateshead Breast Screening Unit is part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme. Breast screening is currently offered at 3-yearly intervals to women aged from 50 up to their 71st birthday.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the UK with more than 50,000 diagnoses a year. It is important to find breast cancer early. We know that the sooner breast cancer is diagnosed, the better the outcome is likely to be for you.

If you are concerned about your breasts then you should contact your GP immediately.  Do not wait for a breast screening appointment. 

Register for a screening appointment text reminder

Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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