Bowel cancer screening checks if you could have bowel cancer. It's available to everyone aged 60 or over.
Bowel screening provides you with a home testing kit and you are required to collect a sample of your faeces, which is then checked for blood (This blood may not be visible to the naked eye.)
If you require any further information on bowel screening, please click on the links below:
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Calling all men of the North East
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) are a weakening in the aorta that can swell and rupture causing fatal internal bleeding. They usually don't have symptoms and are most common in men aged over 65.
AAA screening is a free NHS national programme that invites men in the year they turn 65, to attend a quick and painless 10 minute ultrasound scan.
You will receive your invitation through the post when you're eligible to attend a clinic local to where you live. Please DON'T ignore it. It could save your life!
If you need to rearrange your appointment give us a call on: 0191 445 8747
Cervical ScreeningCervical screening is offered to all women aged between 25 and 64 years of age. It is not a test for diagnosing cervical cancer. It is a test to check the health of the cervix, which is the lower part of the womb (often called the neck of the womb). Cervical screening is also introducing testing for the human papillomavirus (HPV). Certain types of HPV can cause abnormal changes in the cervix.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common infection and most women get it at some time in their life. There are many types of HPV, and some types can cause abnormalities in the cervix. In some cases these abnormalities may, if left untreated, go on to develop into cervical cancer.
You will receive an invite for screening and can make an appointment to attend your GP surgery or if you would prefer a family planning clinic.
All women aged over 50 years are offered free breast screening. Breast screening is offered every three years. Breast screening uses x-rays to look for breast cancers when they are too small to be seen or felt. The x-rays are called mammograms. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and it is more likely as you get older. Breast screening reduces deaths from breast cancer.