breast screening programme

breast screening programme

A generic term for any population-based format for assessing women for breast cancer.
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HEALTH bosses were under fire yesterday for refusing to fund a life-saving breast screening programme which costs just pounds 20 a patient.
Dr Matthew Wallis, director of the breast screening programme, said: "The printer will make the whole process of producing images a lot faster.
WALES'S routine breast screening programme is to be extended to include older women.
Prof Roger Blarney said annual screening would have little effect on death rates and could cost the NHS breast screening programme an extra pounds 56 million a year.
He said: "I am giving very detailed consideration to extending the breast screening programme to older women.
Shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley said: "Tolerating longer recall period increases the likelihood of interval cancers, risking the benefits of the entire breast screening programme.
Figures from the Scottish Breast Screening Programme show deaths among women aged 55-69 fell 28 per cent between 1990 and 2002.
Mr Olner said: "As well as being breast-aware, women should take advantage of services available that help catch the disease early, for instance the NHS breast screening programme for over 50-year-olds.
Study author Dr Paul Pharoah of Cancer Research UK's Human Cancer Genetic Group said, "Rather than spending lots of money on a one-fits-all breast screening programme that examines some women too often and others not often enough, we could plan screening according to a woman's risk.
Prof Baum said: 'It is one of the false promises of the NHS breast screening programme - come for screening, catch it early and we will save your breast.
BreastCheck, Ireland's national breast screening programme, works to ensure women have all the information they need.
Dr Linsley Lunt, director of breast screening in Gateshead, said: "The purpose of the breast screening programme is to help to save lives.