Screening

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

AAA screening is offered to men in their 65th year to detect abdominal aortic aneurysms (a dangerous swelling in the aorta). Men over 65 can self-refer.

Website: www.nhs.uk/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening

Breast cancer

Breast screening is offered to women aged 50 to 70 to detect early signs of breast cancer. Women over 70 can self-refer.

Website: www.nhs.uk/breast-cancer-screening

Diabetic eye screening

From the age of 12, all people with diabetes are offered an annual diabetic eye test
to check for early signs of diabetic retinopathy.

Website: www.nhs.uk/diabetic-eye-screening

Screening in pregnancy

Pregnant women are offered the following types of screening:

Bowel cancer

There are 2 types of screening for bowel cancer. A home testing kit is offered to men and women aged 60 to 74. Bowel scope screening uses a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end to look at the large bowel. It is offered to men and women at the age of 55 in some parts of England.

Types of Bowel cancer: www.nhs.uk/bowel-cancer-screening

Home testing kit: www.nhs.uk/home-test

Website: www.nhs.uk/bowel-cancer-screening/bowel-scope-screening

Cervical Cancer

Cervical screening is offered to women aged 25-64 to check the health of
cells in the cervix. It is offered every 3 years for those aged 26 to 49, and
every 5 years from the ages of 50 to 64.

Website: www.nhs.uk/cervical-screening

Screening for newborn babies

Newborn babies are offered: