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  • Breast screening
The Northern Ireland Breast Screening Programme calls women from GP practices in turn every 3 years from the age of 50-70. Women over the age of 70 are encouraged to contact the screening office for an appointment, every 3 years. In the meantime it is important to remember that you can develop breast cancer at any time. The following leaflet provides information on how to check your breasts.  If you find any changes in your breasts see your GP without delay.

This video shows women what to expect when they attend for breast screening (produced by the Public Health Agency)

  •   AAA screening
The Northern Ireland Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme invites all men aged 65 to attend for an ultrasound to check if you have an abdominal aortic aneurysm. This is a potentially life-threatening condition that if detected, may need regular surveillance and/or treatment. Men aged over 65 who have never attended AAA screening, or have not already been diagnosed with an AAA through the NI AAA Screening Programme, can ask to be screened by contacting the central screening office on 028 9063 1828.  

  • Bowel screening
The Bowel Cancer Screening Programme offers bowel cancer screening using the faecal occult blood test to both men and women aged 60-74. The aim of the screening programme is to detect bowel cancers at an early stage, when there are better chances of effective treatment.