Be screened

The Beds & Herts Breast Screening Service invites around 60,000 women from across the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire region each year for screening.

Once every three years, all women between the ages of 50 and 70 will be routinely invited. Invitations are sent out automatically, so it is important to make sure your details are correct at your GP practice.

For every 500 women screened 1 life will be saved

The Beds & Herts Breast Screening Service is part of Luton & Dunstable University Hospital under the Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Accessible Information for People with a Learning Disability:

    Breast screening: easy guide

  • A short film to help take away the fear of breast screening

  • Your appointment

    You can change, cancel and manage your screening appointment online.

    Manage appointment

    Why we screen
    Why breast screening is so important

    One in nine women will develop breast cancer at some time in their life. Early detection may mean simpler and more successful treatment.

    Why we screen

    Be Breast Aware

    What is mammography?
    About breast screening

    Breast screening mammography is an x-ray exam of the breasts to detect cancer at a very early stage.

    About mammography

    What to expect at a screening appointment

    Frequently asked questions

    Where we screen
    Screening information

    Screening takes place at convenient locations across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire for women aged 50 - 70.

    Who we screen

    Where we screen

    When we screen

    Get in touch
    Whatever your concern or question, we are here to help

    01582 497599


    Office opening hours are 09:00 - 16:55, Mon - Fri

    The Beds & Herts Breast Screening Service Lewsey Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 0EY.

    Support the Beds & Herts Breast Screening Service

    Fundraising is important to this service and provides an opportunity to improve, through charitable donations, the environment and experience for women using this service. Every donation is highly appreciated and we thank all of you who have kindly taken the time to do so.

    JustGiving fundraising page

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