breast screening programme

breast screening programme

A generic term for any population-based format for assessing women for breast cancer.
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The NHS breast screening programme finds cancer in about eight in every 1,000 women having mammograms.
Women in Monklands could benefit from potential improvements to the breast screening programme.
North-east Scotland MSP Gillian Martin said: "I welcome the Scottish Government's announcement on its plans to review the breast screening programme.
THE Scottish Government has announced a major review of the Scottish Breast Screening Programme.
A fundamental review of the Scottish Breast Screening Programme is to be carried out.
"It is clear that the NHS Breast Screening Programme remains absolutely critical to early diagnosis in Scotland.
The breast screening programme uses an X-ray test called a mammogram to detect tumours before they are large enough to feel.
Their finding was that a risk-stratified screening strategy could improve the benefit-to-harm ratio and the cost-effectiveness of the breast screening programme, with diminishing return with screening offered to women at lower risk.
Yesterday, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the House of Commons the "serious failure" of the Breast Screening Programme in England had affected fewer women than previously thought - at something around the 174,000 mark.
In light of the issues affecting the English programme, and given that the breast screening programme in Wales is on the same IT platform as England, Public Health Wales is urgently reviewing the Welsh breast screening programme to ensure all eligible women are invited for screening.
Hunt said the error was "a serious failure of the breast screening programme" and said he apologised "wholeheartedly and unreservedly for the suffering caused".