Cancer Screening and support

Why is cancer screening important?

Cancer screening is available for some cancers to our patients with a series of structured, organised national programmes. People are invited to take part, usually by letter. Some programmes involve the practice directly, e.g. by delivering cervical screening to an invited population, but the majority operate with us being informed of non-attendance and outcomes of screening. Screening is associated with the prevention and early diagnosis of cancer – through screening, around 63% of cancers detected are diagnosed at stage 1, compared to 2% diagnosed at stage 4.

The earlier the stage a cancer is diagnosed; the more treatment options may be available and the better the chance of survival for patients. 

Hill Brow surgery supports the NHS cancer screening programmes. Hope the information below will help you decide.

Breast Screening

Bowel Screening

Having a smear

HPV cervical cancer screening

Breast cancer screening - NHS (

Bowel cancer screening - NHS (

Cervical screening - NHS (

Cervical screening: information leaflets - GOV.UK (

Tips for collecting your stool for bowel cancer screening

NEW Macmillan iHOPE Living with or after a cancer diagnosis? Do you want to enhance your resilience through these difficult times, rediscover strengths and increase your ability to cope? Join our online self-management programme called iHOPE. The programme focuses on topics including: Smarter goal setting, priorities and values, managing stress, coping with fatigue, living positively with fears for the future, finding things to be thankful for, character strengths.

Hope Programme for Cancer - UK wide — Hope For The Community CIC (

NEW Support & Well-Being Service at Barnsley Hospice 'The Orangery' provides specialist care and support for people living with progressive life-limiting conditions which cannot be cured including cancer, respiratory disease, heart disease and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and motor neurone disease. Their aim is to help patients cope with physical, emotional and psychological symptoms and also handle the practical implications of living with their condition

The Orangery - Barnsley Hospice

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