Breast screening programme

The NHS Breast Screening Programme offers women between the ages of 50 and 70 years three yearly mammograms to screen for breast cancer.

Somerset Breast Screening is administered by the Breast Care Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital. Women are called for screening every three years to one of the mobile units that travel around the county. Patients with poor mobility can be screened at the Breast Care Centre in Taunton which offers disabled access. All women with an abnormality shown on their screening mammogram are recalled to an assessment clinic. If treatment is required you will be cared for at either Musgrove Park Hospital or Yeovil Hospital.