Understanding breast screening
About this booklet
This booklet explains:
- what breast screening is
- why women are offered breast screening
- the benefits and disadvantages of breast screening
- possible changes to look for in your breasts.
Your GP can refer you to a breast clinic for assessment at any time, even if you are already having screening. Always see your GP if you notice any changes in your breasts or under your arms. Breast cancer in men is rare, so routine breast screening is not offered. But if you notice any changes, talk to your GP.
Visit our online information about breast screening.