Jul 14th 2015

Women in Sandwell and West Birmingham urged to attend routine breast screening sessions

breast-screen-smallTHE NHS has launched its national breast screening programme to invite GP registered women to come to routine breast screening sessions. This means that women between 50-70 will receive a mammogram to check for early signs of breast cancer.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is now carrying out the routine screening sessions for women who live in the local area. The breast screening mobile units will be located within the region. All women receiving an invitation letter from SWBH Trust – City hospital should attend their appointment

Women aged 50 to 70 are invited for breast screening every three years. There is also a randomised trial for ladies 47-50 and 70-73 to be invited. The programme aims to save lives by detecting the early signs of breast cancer when they are too small to see or feel. Screening saves about one life from breast cancer for every 200 women who are screened. This adds up to about 1,300 lives saved from breast cancer each year in the UK.

Speaking about the importance of breast screening: Pat Bennett, programme manager, said: “We have a fully female screening service and the appointment takes less than 10 minutes. We understand that screening may not be considered a priority for ‘well women’ but please remember it may save your life. I would encourage all woman invited to take up this opportunity.”

Mrs June Bryan (69, from Sheldon, Birmingham), who survived breast cancer by taking her routine screening, talked about her experience: “I received a letter from the Breast Screening Unit to attend a routine screening in the X-ray mobile van in Small Heath. After a week, I received a follow up letter asking me to come back for further tests. I then had two biopsy tests and was confirmed to have DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in situ) – the earliest form of cancer. The team had discussed with me and my husband the best treatment that I should have, which was to have a mastectomy (removal of the whole breast). The consultant and nurses made sure that I was fully informed and gave me the best attention when I was under their care.

“Had I not gone to the routine screening, the cancer would not have been picked up until its later stages. I think every woman should go to the screening session as it is hugely beneficial to them. Now, I attend for regular checks to ensure everything is all right.”

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of screening, there are a number of websites you can visit:

 

 City, Sandwell and Walsall Breast Screening Service – Breast Screening 10th Round Plan
Snowdrop – List 1  07973 273556 Dates Address Daffodil  – List 2 07944 617359 Dates Address
City 1                                  (Handsworth)        (CH) Jul 2015- Oct 2015 City Hospital, beside the Treatment Centre, Dudley Road, Birmingham, B18 7QH Oldbury                            (OL) May 2015 – Dec 2015 Oldbury Health Centre, Albert Street, Oldbury, B69 4DE
West Bromwich (SH) Oct 2015 – May 2016 Sandwell District General Hospital, parked close to the Ante-Natal Clinic, Hallam Street, Lyndon, West Bromwich, B71 4HJ Hodge Hill                                 (HH) Jan 2016 – Apr 2016 Tesco Supermarket Hodge Hill, Coleshill Road, Hodge Hill, Birmingham, B36 8DT
Willenhall           (WI) Jun 2016 – Nov 2016 Willenhall Community & Youth Foundation Centre, Gomer Street, Willenhall, WV13 2NS Cradley Heath (CW) Apr 2016 – Aug 2016 Haden Hill Leisure Centre, Barrs Road, Cradley Health, B64 7HA
Darlaston                 (DA) Nov 2016 – Feb 2017 Darlaston Health Centre, Pinfold Street, Darlaston, WS10 8SY Aston                              (AT) Aug 2016 – Jan 2017 Tesco Superstore, Aston Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6QR
City 2                                     (Aston)                      (CH) Feb 2017 – Apr 2017 City Hospital beside the Treatment Centre, Dudley Road, Birmingham, B18 7QH Bloxwich                                 (BL) Jan 2017 – Jul 2017 Bloxwich Medical Practice, Pinfold Health Centre, Field Road, Bloxwich, Walsall, WS3 3JP
Smethwick                   (VH) Apr 2017 – Feb 2018 Victoria Health Centre, 5 Suffrage Street, off Windmill Lane, Smethwick, B66 3PZ Walsall Central (WC) Jul 2017 – Feb 2018 Courtyard, Walsall College, Wisemore Campus, Littleton Street West, Walsall, WS2 8ES
City 1                                  (Handsworth)        (CH) Jul 2015- Oct 2015 City Hospital, beside the Treatment Centre, Dudley Road, Birmingham, B18 7QH Oldbury                            (OL) May 2015 – Dec 2015 Oldbury Health Centre, Albert Street, Oldbury, B69 4DE
West Bromwich (SH) Oct 2015 – May 2016 Sandwell District General Hospital, parked close to the Ante-Natal Clinic, Hallam Street, Lyndon, West Bromwich, B71 4HJ Hodge Hill                                 (HH) Jan 2016 – Apr 2016 Tesco Supermarket Hodge Hill, Coleshill Road, Hodge Hill, Birmingham, B36 8DT
Willenhall           (WI) Jun 2016 – Nov 2016 Willenhall Community & Youth Foundation Centre,                             Gomer Street, Willenhall, WV13 2NS Cradley Heath (CW) Apr 2016 – Aug 2016 Haden Hill Leisure Centre, Barrs Road, Cradley Health, B64 7HA
Darlaston                 (DA) Nov 2016 – Feb 2017 Darlaston Health Centre, Pinfold Street, Darlaston, WS10 8SY Aston                              (AT) Aug 2016 – Jan 2017 Tesco Superstore, Aston Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6QR
City 2                                     (Aston)                      (CH) Feb 2017 – Apr 2017 City Hospital beside the Treatment Centre, Dudley Road, Birmingham, B18 7QH Bloxwich                                 (BL) Jan 2017 – Jul 2017 Bloxwich Medical Practice, Pinfold Health Centre, Field Road, Bloxwich, Walsall, WS3 3JP
Smethwick                   (VH) Apr 2017 – Feb 2018 Victoria Health Centre, 5 Suffrage Street, off Windmill Lane, Smethwick, B66 3PZ Walsall Central (WC) Jul 2017 – Feb 2018 Courtyard, Walsall College, Wisemore Campus, Littleton Street West, Walsall, WS2 8ES
Tulip – List 3                       07896 425188 Dates Address Bluebell – List 4    07896 425187 Dates Address
Brownhills                      (BR) Jun 2015 – Oct 2015 Tesco Supermarket, Off Silver Street, Brownhills, Walsall,                       WS8 6DZ Saltley                             (SY) Jul 2015 – Nov 2015 Washwood Heath Health & Well Being Centre, Clodeshall Road, Saltely, B8 3SG
Mere Green                                        (List A)                           (MG) Oct 2015 – Jan 2016 Sainsburys Supermarket, past store entrance to end of car park      on the left, 30 Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BT Castle Vale                           (CV) Nov 2015 – Mar 2016 Castle Vale Primary Care Centre, Next to Sainsburys Car Park,                            70 Tangmere Drive, Castle Vale, B35 7QX
Aldridge                        (AL) Jan 2016 – May 2016 Rear of Anchor Meadow Health Centre, Westfield Drive,             Aldridge, Walsall, WS9 8AJ Mere Green                           (List B)                             (MG) Mar 2016 – Aug 2016 Sainsburys Supermarket, past store entrance to the end of the car park on the left, 30 Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BT
Queslett                            (QU) May 2016 – Apr 2017 Asda Supermarket, 6 Old Horns Crescent, off Queslett Road,             Great Barr, B43 7HA Dovedale                           (DD) Aug 2016 – Oct 2016 The Dove Primary Care Centre, Dovedale Road, off Perry                Common Road, Birmingham, B23 5BG
Wednesbury                             (WE) Apr 2017 – Jul 2017 Mecca Bingo Social Club, Dudley Street, Wednesbury,                                         WS10 7DR Stockland Green (SG) Oct 2016 – May 2017 Stockland Green Health Centre, 192 Reservoir Road, Erdington,                B23 6DJ
Tipton                                   (NP) Jul 2017 – Dec 2017 Black Country Family Practice, Neptune Health Park, Sedgeley Road West, Tipton, DY4 8PX Small Heath                            (YG) May 2017 – Feb 2018 Asda Small Heath, 859 Coventry Road, Small Heath, Birmingham,       B10 0HH
Hodge Hill                               (HH) Dec 2017 – Feb 2018 Tesco Supermarket Hodge Hill, Coleshill Road, Hodge Hill, Birmingham, B36 8DT
Tulip – List 3                       07896 425188 Dates Address Bluebell – List 4    07896 425187 Dates Address
Brownhills                      (BR) Jun 2015 – Oct 2015 Tesco Supermarket, Off Silver Street, Brownhills, Walsall,                       WS8 6DZ Saltley                             (SY) Jul 2015 – Nov 2015 Washwood Heath Health & Well Being Centre, Clodeshall Road, Saltely, B8 3SG
Mere Green                                        (List A)                           (MG) Oct 2015 – Jan 2016 Sainsburys Supermarket, past store entrance to end of car park      on the left, 30 Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BT Castle Vale                           (CV) Nov 2015 – Mar 2016 Castle Vale Primary Care Centre, Next to Sainsburys Car Park,                            70 Tangmere Drive, Castle Vale, B35 7QX
Aldridge                        (AL) Jan 2016 – May 2016 Rear of Anchor Meadow Health Centre, Westfield Drive,             Aldridge, Walsall, WS9 8AJ Mere Green                           (List B)                             (MG) Mar 2016 – Aug 2016 Sainsburys Supermarket, past store entrance to the end of the car park on the left, 30 Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BT
Queslett                            (QU) May 2016 – Apr 2017 Asda Supermarket, 6 Old Horns Crescent, off Queslett Road,             Great Barr, B43 7HA Dovedale                           (DD) Aug 2016 – Oct 2016 The Dove Primary Care Centre, Dovedale Road, off Perry                Common Road, Birmingham, B23 5BG
Wednesbury                             (WE) Apr 2017 – Jul 2017 Mecca Bingo Social Club, Dudley Street, Wednesbury,                                         WS10 7DR Stockland Green (SG) Oct 2016 – May 2017 Stockland Green Health Centre, 192 Reservoir Road, Erdington,                B23 6DJ
Tipton                                   (NP) Jul 2017 – Dec 2017 Black Country Family Practice, Neptune Health Park, Sedgeley Road West, Tipton, DY4 8PX Small Heath                            (YG) May 2017 – Feb 2018 Asda Small Heath, 859 Coventry Road, Small Heath, Birmingham,       B10 0HH

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