Hampton Medical Centre

Lansdowne, 49a Priory Road, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2PB

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Screening for cancer

Cancer screening involves testing apparently healthy people for signs of the disease.

It can save lives by finding cancers at an early stage, or even preventing them. Screening is not the same as the tests a person may have when doctors are diagnosing or treating cancer.

What is cancer screening?

  • Cancer screening is a test that looks for early signs of cancer in people without symptoms.
  • It can help spot cancers at an early stage, when treatment is more likely to be successful. Cervical screening can even prevent cancer from developing.
  • Cancer screening is for people with no symptoms at all. If you have symptoms, don’t wait for a screening invitation – tell your doctor as soon as possible.

What screening programmes are there in the UK?

There are 3 national screening programmes in the UK:

  • Bowel cancer screening is offered to people starting from the age of 50-60 up to 74 in England and Wales. In Northern Ireland it’s offered to people aged 60-74. In Scotland people aged 50-74 are offered bowel cancer screening.
  • Breast cancer screening is offered to women (including some transgender women), some transgender men and some non-binary people aged 50-70 in the UK.
  • Cervical screening is offered to women, some transgender men and some non-binary people aged 25-64 in the UK.

You will automatically be invited for screening if you are registered with a GP. Which screening invitations you receive depends on how your sex is recorded on the GP system. For transgender and non-binary people, any hormones or surgeries you’ve had will impact which screenings are for you. We have detailed information about screening for trans and non-binary people.

If you haven’t had a screening invitation when you think you should, contact your GP surgery. If you have lost your screening invitation letter or missed a screening in the past, you can still take part in screening. If you aren’t registered with a GP, you can find a local GP in England(link is external)Scotland(link is external)Wales(link is external) and Northern Ireland(link is external).

Embarrassed: Raising Awareness of Prostate Cancer

Watch the new Male Cancer Awareness campaign. Raises awareness and helps reduce the embarrassment of prostate cancer to our black community.
Please watch this video here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CIpWBpAC28

Please follow the link below for more information  https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/screening

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