Find out about our Breast Screening Service

The North Lancashire and South Cumbria Breast Screening Service is part of the National Breast Screening Programme and provides a free breast screening service for eligible well women in North Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Our breast screening programme invites eligible women to the following locations across the Morecambe Bay, Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre area

Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI)

Westmorland General Hospital (WGH)

Furness General Hospital (FGH)

Whitegate Drive Health Centre (Blackpool)

We also have a mobile unit which visits Lytham St Annes, Preston, Fleetwood and Poulton Le Fylde.

When will I be invited for breast screening?

All eligible women aged 50 – 70 are invited for breast screening every 3 years. Some older (71-73) and younger (47-49) women are also being invited as part of a National age extension trial.

The North Lancashire and South Cumbria Breast Screening Service invites around 125,000 women every three years for screening. Screening is organised according to your GP practice. Once every three years your GP practice will be contacted and all eligible women will be routinely invited.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK. 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer within their life time.

Contact details for Breast Screening Unit:

T: 01524 518699


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