Breast Cancer: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Ruth George Ruth George Labour, High Peak

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of risk-stratified screening for breast cancer.

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

The United Kingdom National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has recently closed its three month public consultation on risk stratification to offer additional breast screening with ultrasound after a negative mammography in women with dense breasts.

The UK NSC will convene at the end of the month to review comments from this consultation and will advise accordingly. Minutes of the meeting are usually published six weeks after its meeting and will be made available on the UK NSC website at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-national-screening-committee-uk-nsc

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