We will invite you for breast screening every three years. We will obtain your name and address from information held by the NHS . It is important that your doctor always has your correct name and address otherwise we may not be able to post your appointment letter to you.
You may not receive your first invitation for breast screening in the year that you reach 50. When you are invited depends on which surgery you are registered with. We invite all women for breast screening before their 53rd birthday.
If you are not registered with a doctor you can contact your local breast screening centre to see if you are eligible for screening.
Women aged between 50 and 70 who are being followed up at a hospital breast clinic will still receive an invitation from Breast Test Wales.
We may also send an invitation to women who have had a bilateral mastectomy (both breasts removed) if we have not been told by them or their GP about this please let us know and we will remove you from our system.
Please contact your local breast screening centre for an appointment
We are not able to offer you an appointment. Currently the screening programme has only been shown to be of benefit for women over 50. If you have symptoms you should contact your doctor for advice.
If the appointment we send you is not suitable or if you do not wish to attend please telephone the screening office number on the invitation letter during our office hours, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4:30pm on Friday.
Depending on which GP surgery you are registered with you will either have been invited to attend for screening at one of our screening centres or one of our large mobile screening units.
There are no toilet facilities on the mobile unit.
Usually the appointments run to time. You should expect to be in the screening centre or mobile unit for up to 30 minutes which will include time for you to change.
Please do not bring friends or relatives onto the mobile unit. The mobile unit only has a small waiting area. The changing cubicles lead directly in to the waiting area and therefore men are not permitted in the unit with the exception of the special access clinics where women are able to change in the mammography room.
Unfortunately we will not be able to do the screening test if you bring children with you to your appointment. This is because there will be no one to look after the child and the test involves a mammogram so the child cannot stay with you during the screening.