"National breast screening attendance"

About: Royal Bolton Hospital

I am 48 and invited to take part in the national breast screening programme for women 47-49. I wasn't looking forward to it but the radiographer made me feel at ease and was very reassuring. I expected the procedure to be more painful and although it wasn't pleasant it was much better than I expected. In the room there were two screens which displayed a sunset and sea waves along a beach. It certainly took my mind off the experience. I'm glad I attended and now will wait for a couple of weeks for the screening results.

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Response from Royal Bolton Hospital

It is important to take part in the screening programme, so well done for attending even though you were apprehensive. We're pleased to hear the experience was better than you had anticipated. Thank you for your comments.

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