Screening with leaflets
Screening for illnesses helps us find problems for our patients at an earlier stage. We hope that you will engage with the NHS screening programmes.
This is run via a national programme which invite female patients with a cervix to attend for screening between the ages of 25 and 64. We have a number of female nurses who can perform these procedures and are happy to book you in. Please be proactive about this. The screening process is done at frequencies depending on your age group. Please look here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening/when-youll-be-invited/ for further information.
This is a national programme for female patients between the ages of 50 and 70 every 3 years. You should be contacted by the breast department at the hospital. If you have not please ring 01733 673067 or look through the infomration on the Peterborough City Hospital website: https://www.nwangliaft.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/b/breast-unit/
About 1 in 20 people in the UK will develop bowel cancer during their lifetime. It is the third most common cancer in the UK and the second leading cause of cancer deaths (Cancer Research UK 2010 stats).
Regular bowel cancer screening has been shown to reduce the risk of dying from bowel cancer by 16%.
For more information
- Bowel cancer screening Freephone helpline 0800 707 60 60 or visit www.nhs.uk
- Visit NHS Choices FAQs on Bowel Cancer Screening