Breast cancer can be a serious illness. Every year many women are told they have it.
You can get breast cancer at any age but the older you are the more likely you are to get it.
1 in 3 of women who get breast cancer are over 70.
So older women need to be very careful to make sure they check their breasts. But all women should check their breasts regularly.
If breast cancer is found early it is more treatable.
You need to check your breasts regularly so you know how they normally feel. This will help you notice if anything has changed.
If you notice any changes in your breasts it may not be serious, but it is always best to get it checked out by your doctor.
Your breasts should be checked every year as part of your annual health check.
The ‘Easy Read’ leaflet below tells you about breast cancer and how to check yourself for signs of breast cancer. It also tells you about breast screening
Just click on the link to look at it. You can also print it if you want.
breast cancer and how to spot it
The leaflet below is all about breast screening.
easy guide to breast screening
Women aged 50 to 70 are invited to have a test every three years to look for breast cancer. This is called screening.
Women in Wales aged 50 to 70 should automatically get a letter inviting them for screening every 3 years. This will only happen if you are registered with a doctor.
If you are over 70 you can ask for screening but you will not be invited automatically. You can ask for an appointment by telephoning Breast Test Wales on 01492 860888
There will be breast screening for women living the in Colwyn Bay area from May 2015 to September 2015. This will be at Breast Test Wales, Llandudno or Le Sport Car Park, Rhos on Sea. If you are due a test you will be sent a letter to invite you.
For more information about screening you can contact Hannah Lloyd at Hannah.Lloyd4@wales.nhs.uk or phone her on 01978 356974
If you are a parent carer or support worker you might want to know more about supporting people with learning disabilities to look after their breasts. The leaflet below tells you all about this. Just click on the link below to open it. You can also print it off.
supporting peaople with learning disabilities to take care of their breasts
If you have any questions about breast cancer or breast screening you can phone Breast Test Wales on 01492 860888 to find out more.