Women aged between 50 and 70 are set to receive a personal invitation for a free breast X-ray
Women living in Newcastle's West End are set to receive a personal invitation for a free breast x-ray
Between the ages of 20 and 40 women are recommended to have their breasts examined by a doctor once every three years, and over the age of 40 women should go for a breast X-ray
, or mammogram, once every year.
Women from the West End of Newcastle, aged between 50 and 70, are receiving a personal invitation for a free breast X-ray
Hexham General Hospital is among three North East hospitals which have been advised to stop using breast X-ray
processing equipment after questions were raised about the quality of image produced.
Women have a breast x-ray
within two weeks of postal notification but in contrast women outside BreastCheck's catchment area can wait up to six months for a hospital appointment.
He later deliberately destroyed the breast X-ray
to hide his findings, the General Medical Council, sitting in Manchester, was told.