Uwchaled Medical Practice

01490 420210

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Screening

The screening programme in Wales is ran by Public Health Wales.

Screening is a way of finding out if people are at higher risk of a health problem, so that early treatment can be offered or information given to help them make informed decisions.

Please don’t ignore you’re invite to attend screening.  It is very important and can even save your life.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening

Offered to men in their 65th year to detect abdominal aortic aneurysms (a dangerous swelling in the aorta). Men over 65 can self-refer.

Cervical screening

Cervical screening is offered to women aged 25 to 64 to check the health of cells in the cervix. It is offered every 3 years for those aged 26 to 49, and every 5 years from the ages of 50 to 64.

Breast screening

Breast screening is offered to women aged 50 to 70 to detect early signs of breast cancer. Women over 70 can self-refer.

Bowel cancer screening

Bowel cancer screening is offered to men and women aged between 60 and 74 every two years.  This is done with a home testing kit.

Screening for Life