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Almost 1.9m women had breast screening

23rd March 2012

Figures for the Health and Social Care Information Centre’s (HCIC) Breast Screening Programme, England 2010-11, show almost 1.9 million women aged 45 and over were screened for breast cancer during that time, compared to 1.3 million in 2000-01.

The HCIC has put the rise down to population growth and the expansion of the screening programme to include a wider range of age groups. In 2001, the screening age bracket was raised from 50-64 to 65-70, and in 2007 further extended to women aged 47-73 years old. The report shows 2.3 million women aged were invited for screening in 2010-11.


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