Cancer screening and support

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. If you're eligible for any of the following screening programmes, we would encourage you to take part.

Cervical cancer

Women aged between 25 and 49 are invited for cervical cancer screening every three years; women aged between 50 and 64 are invited every five years.

Breast cancer

Women aged between 50 and 70 are invited for breast screening every three years.

Women over 70 aren't automatically invited for screening. If you'd like to be screened, you can arrange this yourself; contact the local breast screening office at Barnsley Hospital on (01226) 432100 or ask your GP for more information.

Bowel cancer

Men and women aged between 60 and 74 receive a bowel cancer screening kit through the post every two years. The test can be completed at home.

People aged over 74, or people aged 60 to 74 who've lost their kit, can call 0800 7076060 to ask for one.

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