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Breast Cancer: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th October 2018.

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Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to establish automatic reminders to be sent to women over the age of 70 to take part in breast screening every three years.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Regular screening for breast cancer over the age of 70 falls outside the current screening recommendation however, it is available on request. Women over the age of 70 are encouraged to self-refer directly to a breast screening clinic or to contact their general practitioners who can organise screening on their behalf; more details can be found at:

http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/breastscreen/over-70.html

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