Cancer screening services

A collective of cancer screening services available to people living in Leeds; including breast, cervical, bowel and lung.

Breast Screening

Leeds Wakefield Breast Screening Programme routinely invites women between the ages of 50 to 70 years old every 3 years. Breast screening is a method of detecting breast cancer at a very early stage.

The first step involves an x-ray of each breast – a mammogram – which is taken while carefully compressing the breast. Most women find it a bit uncomfortable and a few find it painful.

The mammogram can detect small changes in breast tissue which may indicate cancers which are too small to be felt either by the woman herself or by a doctor.

Breast Screening

Cervical Screening

All women in Leeds between the ages of 25 and 64 are eligible for a free cervical screening test every three to five years.
Cervical screening is not a test for cancer. It is a method of preventing cancer by detecting and treating early abnormalities which, if left untreated, could lead to cancer.

Cervical Screening

Bowel Screening

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in Leeds offers screening every two years to all men and women aged 60 to 74.
Bowel cancer screening aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage (in people with no symptoms), when treatment is more likely to be effective.

Bowel cancer screening can also detect polyps. These are not cancers, but may develop into cancers over time. They can easily be removed, reducing the risk of bowel cancer developing.

Bowel Screening

Lung screening

Many people don’t realise that a cough that lasts for three weeks or more can often be the sign of lung problems.

Common symptoms of lung illness include:

  • A cough that lasts for three weeks or more
  • Shortness of breath
  • persistent chest pain

Free chest x-ray

If you are over 50, living in Leeds and have had any of the above symptoms, then you can go along to one of the following venues for a free Chest X-Ray, no appointment is needed:

Seacroft Hospital
X-Ray Department,
Seacroft Hospital,
York Road,
LS14 6UH
Opening Times: Mon to Fri 9.30am – 4.30pm

St George’s Centre
St George’s Road,
LS10 4UZ
Opening Times: Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm
Telephone: 0330 311 5106

Leeds General Infirmary
Leeds Chest Clinic X-Ray Department,
Martin Wing,
Leeds General Infirmary,
Great George Street,
Opening Times: Mon to Fri 9am – 4.30pm

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