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Greater Manchester Breast Screening Programme
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1 - You will receive your invitation approximately 3 weeks before your screening appointment.

Receive screening invitation

2 - You can change the time, date or location of your appointment by calling 0161 291 4444 or fax 0161 291 3510 or

by completing the online change appointment form

Change appointment time or date

3 - At reception you will be asked to confirm your details.

Macclesfield reception


Please note if your appointment is at a mobile unit you will have to go up a few small steps.

Mobile screening unit

4 - A female radiographer will take 2 x-rays of each breast.

Mammography (Breast x-ray)

5 - Your x-rays are read by two highly qualified and experienced film readers to look for any abnormalities.

Film reader

6 - You will receive your results letter within 2 weeks.

Results letter    

Run by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Visit the MFT website

Be Breast Aware

Be Breast Aware

Become familiar with your breasts and how they change.

Learn about breast awareness

Step-by-Step Guide

step by step guide

Understand what's involved in having a breast x-ray (mammogram).

Download the guide (multilingual)

About Breast Screening

What is a Mammography

Breast Screening (Mammography) is an x-ray examination of the breasts and is a method of finding breast cancer at a very early stage.

Learn more about screening

Where We Screen

Where do we screen

We screen at various convenient places across Greater Manchester.

Find out where we screen