NHS cancer screening programme

NHS cancer screening programme

Any of the NHS’s three (bowel, breast, cervix) programmes for detecting cancer at the earliest possible stage.
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Leading experts will be on hand to talk about cervical cancer and the importance of cervical screening at the workshop, organised by Jo's Cerical Cancer Trust and the NHS Cancer Screening programme.
The NHS Cancer Screening Programme further said it was trying to keep up with the towering demand.
The NHS Cancer Screening Programme said there are currently no shortages in test kits.
An NHS cancer screening programme launched in 1988 has driven down the rate from 16 women per 100,000 in 1988 to eight per 100,000 in 2005, according to the latest figures.
Mr Nichols, from Killay, Swansea, is now calling for a radical review of the NHS Cancer Screening Programme after medical evidence revealed that screeners must examine 32 slides every four hours -- an average of 7.
After Swansea NHS Trust awarded her family pounds 300,000 in an out-of-court settlement, widower Lee Nichols has called for a radical review of the NHS cancer screening programme.
The new report was strongly attacked by cancer charities and the NHS Cancer Screening Programme today.
However, the NHS Cancer Screening Programme has stated that providing cervical cancer screening at a younger age could do more harm than good.
The error was discovered last year and, since then, the surgery has been working with East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust and the NHS Cancer Screening Programme to identify the women.
Julietta Patnick, director of the NHS Cancer Screening Programme, added, 'We know that more and more men are requesting PSA tests.
Last night, Julietta Patnick, national co-ordinator of the NHS cancer screening programme, said: "We need to do these surveys to find out how 10 to 20 per cent of these cases slip through the net.
The Million Women Study, which is funded by Cancer Research UK, the NHS Cancer Screening Programme and the Medical Research Council, includes more than a million women aged between 50 and 64 who filled out lifestyle questionnaires, including whether they had taken HRT.