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Women between the ages of 50 to <71 are invited for regular breast screening (every three years) under a national programme. Screening is intended to reduce mortality by detecting breast cancer at an early stage when there is a better chance of successful treatment.
This report presents information about the NHS Breast Screening Programme in England in 2019-20 and includes data on women invited for breast screening, coverage, uptake of invitations, outcomes of screening and cancers detected.
The publication also features an online interactive dashboard to complement the existing publication resources.
2.12 million women screened
5.0% decrease on the previous year (2018-19)
18.3% increase over ten years (1.79 million in 2009-10)
69.1% of women took up their invitation
2.0 percentage point decrease on the previous year (71.1% in 2018-19)
17,771 women had cancers detected
8.4 cases per 1,000 women screened
Breast Screening Interactive Dashboard (link at bottom of page)
Dashboard displays coverage, uptake and invites data at national level and by LA/BSU.
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