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What happens during breast screening? Breast screening involves having an x-ray (mammogram) at a special clinic or mobile breast screening unit. You may be eligible for breast cancer screening before the age of 50 if you have a very high risk of developing breast cancer. If youre 71 or over, youll stop receiving screening invitations. But youre still eligible for screening and can arrange an appointment directly with your local breast screening unit. 2020 we are pleased to announce that from 1st july 2020 routine breast screening has resumed, albeit with limited appointment times. The breast screening programme in scotland has been temporarily paused due to the rapidly changing situation with coronavirus (covid-19). Breast screening is a way of finding a breast cancer when its too small to see or feel. Youll have your screening test at one of these centres or at a mobile screening unit. Women between the ages of 50 and 70 will be offered an appointment by their local test centre. Can i walk into the mobile breast screening unit and request a mammogram? The nhs breast screening programme does not operate on a walk-in basis. It invites women in the target age group (from 50 to their 71st birthday) for routine breast screening every 3 years. Breast screening is carried out at the following locations the majority of screening is performed on a mobile screening unit which visits 12 sites across the area to screen the local women. The jarvis breast centre provides one of the largest nhs breast screening services in england for women living in surrey and north east hampshire. All women between 50 and 71 years of age will be invited for a screening appointment. Not all women will be invited as soon as they are 50 but they will receive an appointment before their 53rd birthday. Breast screening is one of 11 nhs population screening programmes available in england.