Cancer Awareness

Cancer screening awareness

The NHS cancer screening programmes currently offered in England are listed below.


Cervical screening

Cervical screening is offered to women aged 25 to 64 to check the health of cells in the cervix. It is offered every 3 years for those aged 26 to 49, and every 5 years from the ages of 50 to 64.

Breast screening

Breast screening is offered to women aged 50 to 70 to detect early signs of breast cancer. Women over 70 can self-refer.

Bowel cancer screening

Everyone aged 60 to 74 is offered a bowel cancer screening home test kit every 2 years.

If you’re 75 or over, you can ask for a kit every 2 years by phoning the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.


Please find below some useful resources to help you understand better.


Bowel cancer:

What is bowel cancer? | Cancer Research UK (2019) – YouTube

What it’s like to have a flexible sigmoidoscopy | Cancer Research UK (2021) – YouTube





Cervical cancer:

What is a cervical screening test? | Cancer Research UK (2019) – YouTube

Cervical screening | NHS – YouTube





Overdue cervical screen (English)

Overdue cervical screen:



Breast cancer:

Having a mammogram | Cancer Research UK – YouTube



PIL in Urdu:

PIL in Arabic:




Cancer research UK

NHS Ealing

HSE Ireland

NHS Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital