Cancer Screening Awareness

At West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance we are working to transform cancer services in our area, to deliver better outcomes for patients and catch cancer earlier.

We want to hear the views of all women and people with breasts aged 50 – 74 to help understand the things that might stop you attending your breast screening appointments when invited, and things that might encourage you to. We welcome views of all women and people with breasts, whether you have heard of breast screening or not.

This set of questions will help us get a better understanding, and we expect it will take you 15 minutes to complete.

As a thank you we will make a charity donation of £5 per each survey completed (*up to the first 200 responses).

The survey is being carried out by Magpie, a Yorkshire-based company. Our mission is to create healthier and happier communities and we work with Councils, NHS and Public Health organisations to improve health communications.

We will not collect or store any personal information about you as a result of completing this survey unless you have opted in to be involved further, in which instance, we will safely store your email address for this purpose only. All data is held securely in line with our privacy policy which can be viewed on our website.

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* 1. Charity donation
At this time charities are facing a funding crisis and urgently need donations to keep their support services open. As a thank you for your involvement we will donate £5 for every completion to your chosen charity (*up to the first 200 responses). Which charity would you like to choose?

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* 2. About Breast Screening
Do you know what breast screening is?

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* 3. Breast screening aims to find breast cancers early. It uses an x-ray test called a mammogram that can spot cancers when they're too small to see or feel.

Breast screening involves having an X-ray (mammogram) at a special clinic or mobile breast screening unit. This is done by a female health practitioner. Your breasts will be X-rayed 1 at a time. The breast is placed on the X-ray machine and gently but firmly compressed with a clear plate. Two X-rays are taken of each breast at different angles.

As the likelihood of getting breast cancer increases with age, all women aged from 50 to their 71st birthday who are registered with a GP are automatically invited for breast cancer screening every 3 years.

Is this what you understood breast screening to be?

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* 4. Have you attended breast screening in the last 3-5 years?

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* 5. How important, to you, is attending breast screening?
(Not important ----- Very important (1-10)

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* 6. How confident do you feel to discuss breast screening with your friends and family?
(Not confident ----- Very confident (1-10)

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Impressions - Invitation to screening

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* 7. If you received the letter above, what is the first thing that runs through your mind? Be as open and honest as possible.

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* 8. What might stop you booking an appointment? Tick all that apply

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* 9. Has the coronavirus pandemic changed your views about attending a breast screening?

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