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Breast screening: higher risk women

This document explains the NHS breast screening programme for women defined as being at higher risk of breast cancer.

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Healthcare professionals can use this leaflet to explain breast screening.

It includes information about:

  • what the term ‘higher risk’ means
  • screening procedures
  • eligibility for screening
Published 1 April 2012
Last updated 17 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added information on use of gadolinium during MRI scans.
  2. Updated format of leaflet, to include information about data use and confidentiality.
  3. First published.