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Cancer Screening

Cancer is the second biggest cause of deaths in Enfield. Identifying cancer early is very important as it increases the chances of survival.

There are three types of cancer screening for adults in England, and they save thousands of lives each year.

Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical screening is offered to women aged 25 to 64 to check the health of cells in the cervix. It is offered every three years between the ages of 26 and 49, and every five years between the ages of 50 and 64. Where can I receive cervical cancer screening in Enfield?

Breast Cancer Screening

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

Bowel Cancer Screening

Bowel cancer screening is offered to men and women aged 60 to 74 to detect early signs of bowel cancer.

 

Reducing your risk of cancer

According to Cancer Research UK, 4 in 10 cancer cases can be prevented, largely through lifestyle changes. Making some simple changes to your lifestyle can significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer.

Find more about reducing your risk of cancer.

 

Further information

You can find more information about Cancer from the website below:

NHS Choice

Cancer Research UK