Age Extension Study (47-50) – share your experience

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    The NHS Breast Screening Programme routinely invites women aged 50-70 years for screening every three years. I live in an area where the breast screening unit and my GP are involved in the age extension study. So, this week, out of random, no symptoms, I decided that I would have my first mammogram as part of this study. My very first mammogram, didn’t hurt at all – which surprised me, as you hear so many stories about it hurting. I was recalled (the next day) for a possible cyst. The next day, I had a digital tomosynthesis (3D imaging), followed by a clinical breast exam and an ultrasound. The ultrasound confirmed a ‘simple cyst’, which I had drained (without local anaesthetic, it was not painful at all). I am glad I took part in the age extension trial at age 47. Everything was explained really well and the service and whole experience was positive. I would encourage women to take part in the age extension trial (47-50). I would have otherwise had to wait until age 50 for an invite.

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