Stockton JSNA


Cancer

What is being done and why?

Public health

Breast cancer screening is offered to all females (registered with a GP), 50-70 years old, through the breast cancer screening unit at North Tees Hospital. They are invited for screening for the first time between their 50th and 53rd birthdays and every three years thereafter up to but not including their 71st birthdays. Over this 21 year window a woman who responds to each invitation should be screened 7 times. They are generally invited by post.

Cervical cancer screening is offered to all females (registered with a GP), 25-49 years old every 3 years and females aged 50-64 are invited for a routine screening every 5 years, through the cervical cancer screening unit at North Tees Hospital. They are generally invited by post.

Bowel cancer screening is offered to all people (registered with a GP), 55 years or over, through the bowel cancer screening unit at North Tees Hospital. They are generally invited by post.

  • 55 year olds are automatically invited for a one-off bowel scope screening test.
  • 60-74 year olds are automatically invited to do a home testing kit every 2 years.
  • 75 year olds or over can ask for a home testing kit every 2 years by calling the free bowel cancer screening helpline.

Primary Care

TBC

Secondary Care

TBC

Macmillan/Voluntary Sector

TBC

 

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