There’s a preventative breast cancer programme here that keeps you on file to remind you to get a mammogram every two years. Apparently I was taken off the list when I didn’t reply to the notice they sent me in 2010. I don’t even remember this but as I had just come through second chemo and was getting PET scans every six months I guess I didn’t think it was necessary? Well apparently… wrong! Anyhow, had a mammogram done in August 2021 via my GP and today I called up the programme to get back on the list and… yes! I will be advised about the next mammogram which will be scheduled for August 2023. These fuckers are never fun, but neither is cancer, take it from me. So if you are able to do so, make sure you get screened every two years. Take care xx
Apparently Spains health service stops breast cancer screening at age 68, so after that you have to especially request it from your doctor, or get it done privately. I got that note in my last (clear) results. My screening was after the cut off age but had been delayed by the pandemic. Anyhow….if you are “ over age” ladies….request your screening and keep doing it regularly! The administrators may think that either the risks are lower ( ! ) or if you get it in “ old age” it doesn’t matter so much, but I don’t. To be fair most European countries have a cut off age not just Spain (in the UK it’s 70 but it’s more difficult to get a test after that privately or via the health service).
I didn’t know that! So after this next one in August I should be up for one more on the programme. It was easy enough to get my GP to set up the last one so hopefully I can just keep doing that after.