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Welcome to Chester Breast Screening

Thousands of local women who attend for breast imaging at the Ursula Keyes Breast Screening Unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital stand to benefit from the latest digital technology, putting Chester at the forefront of the region's Breast Screening programme.

Scientific evidence shows that regular breast screening, between the ages of 50 - 70 years, reduces the death rate from breast cancer. Currently the NHS Breast Screening Programme saves an estimated 1400 lives each year in England.

  1. For every 500 women screened, 1 life will be saved.
  2. The aim of breast screening is to detect breast cancer at an earlier stage, often before the woman is aware of any problem. Early detection may mean simpler and more successful treatment.
  3. Nationally the Breast Screening Programme screens approximately 1.3 million women each year and diagnoses around 10,000 breast cancers annually. A woman's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is 1 in 8.
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