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Keston Medical Practice

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Health Promotion



Breast Screening

Currently in the UK, 1 in 9 women will be affected by breast cancer at some point in their life.  The aim of breast screening is to detect breast cancer at an earlier stage, often before the woman is aware of any problem.  Early detection may mean simpler and more successful treatment.


In the Croydon area breast screening for women aged 50-70 is carried out at two sites; Edridge Road Community Health Centre and The Rose Centre, St Georges Hospital, Tooting. There are however other sites available just click onto the link below to find out more.   


Women are invited for screening once every three years from the age of 50. As the service runs a three yearly programme, women may not receive their first invitation as soon as they turn 50, however, they will be invited before they turn 53. Women over the age of 70 are encouraged to still attend for breast screening. This can be arranged by contacting the screening unit directly for an appointment.


For more information on breast screening in South West London, please visit www.swlbreastscreening.co.uk The website contains information about breast screening, how to change an appointment and what happens when having a mammogram.



 Non Specific Low Back Pain in Adults

About 8 in 10 peaple have one or more bouts of low back pain.  In most cases it is not due to a serious disease or serious back problem, and the exact cause of the pain is not clear.  This is called non specific lower back pain. Click here for further information.



Lifestyle Information

Smoking -
We are keen to give all our patients who smoke as much help as possible to stop. Please ask at reception or at any consultation for information and support. 

Exercise - Even the smallest effort can improve your quality of life and make you feel healthier and livelier. As walking is a very good exercise which most people are able to do, and don’t need special equipment for, then why not get started on your fitness campaign. Simply start by walking for 15 or 20 minutes at a brisk enough pace to get your heart beating faster, 3 times a week regularly. When you can easily walk for an hour you are ready to move on to swimming, cycling or running!

Healthy eating - A healthy diet doesn’t need to be a boring one. Health experts tell us we are all eating too much fat, salt etc, but what exactly does this mean? Why not speak to your doctor/nurse or pick up some of our information leaflets so you can enjoy a healthier diet?
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