Published 2008 | ISBN 978 1 84463 057 8 | Archived
In 1988 we began screening women in a specific age group without symptoms regularly and systematically for breast cancer. Two decades and 18 million sets of mammograms later, we estimate around 1,400 lives are now saved each year as a result of breast screening.
In this year's annual review we look back at how the programme has evolved over time, and look forward to the future developments that will deliver even greater benefits to thousands of women in the years to come.
- NHSBSP home page
- Programme publications
- About breast screening
- What is breast screening?
- What does the NHS Breast Screening Programme do?
- What happens at a breast screening unit?
- Why are women under 50 not routinely invited?
- Are women screened over the age of 70?
- Screening women at higher risk
- Does breast screening save lives?
- Does breast screening have any risks?
- What is Digital Mammography?
- Research in breast screening
- About breast cancer
- Programme logistics
- Frequently asked questions
- Programme statistics
- Mammography equipment reports
- Programme news index
- Useful links