If you’re a trans man or an AFAB non-binary person and haven’t had your breasts removed, you may be at risk of developing breast cancer.
You’ll be automatically invited for breast screening every 3 years if:
- you’re between the ages of 50 and 70
- you haven’t changed your CHI number to reflect a male gender
- you’ve changed your CHI number to reflect a male gender after 14 June 2015
You won’t be invited if you’ve changed your CHI number to reflect a male gender on or before 14 June 2015. However, you can still have breast screening by arranging an appointment with your local breast screening centre.
Breast removal surgery (mastectomy)
If you’re a trans man or an AFAB non-binary person and have had a bi-lateral mastectomy (both breasts removed):
- you’re less likely to develop breast cancer as there’ll be little breast tissue left
- you won’t be eligible for breast screening
You should remain breast aware and contact your GP if you notice any unusual changes.