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Breast cancer screening from age of 40

1st December 2010

A leading consultant plastic surgeon from the London Breast Institute and the city’s St George’s Hospital has said that all women should be screened for breast cancer from the age of 40.

Starting the routine x-rays ten years earlier than currently recommended would save thousands of lives a year and would also spare many women the trauma of having a diseased breast removed, said Professor Kefah Mokbel. Tumours in younger women are more likely to grow and spread quickly, making the disease the most common cause of death among women aged 35 to 54.

 

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Anonymous

Thursday 10th February 2011 @ 8:31

When you make suggestions such as this earlier screening please cast a thought for those women desperate to come for screening and are told go away you are too young yet, and for those of us that have to deal with this issue.


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