Tell us your experience
We have heard from people who have difficulty accessing cancer screening programmes because of their physical disability or learning disability. For example, during a mammogram (to screen for breast cancer) some people with a physical disability can’t move their body into the required position, or can’t stay in the same position for a certain amount of time.
This sometimes means the procedure cannot be carried out. Some people with a learning disability may not understand the reason for the test and can find the whole experience frightening and upsetting.
If you have experience of this, please tell us. You can ring 01924 450379, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Healthwatch Kirklees , Units 11-12 Empire House, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury WF12 8DJ
For further information on all cancer screening programmes, please visit NHS choices – cancer screening
For further information and advice on cancer screening for people with a physical or learning disability, please use the links below: