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Breast screening

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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. 

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Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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