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Breast Screening Programme, England Provisional Statistics 2017-18

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Overall screening activity and cancers detected


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Overall screening activity and cancers detected

Screening activity

Women may be invited to attend screening by the NHS Breast Screening Programme or may attend as a result of self or GP referral. In total 2.14 million women aged 45 and over were screened within the programme in 2017-18. This compares with 2.20 million in 2016-17 and represents a decrease of 2.8%. See Table D.

 

Table D: Total women screened, aged 45 years and over

2016-17 and 2017-18

Data at England and regional level is available in the accompanying CSV file.
Source: KC62 (Part 1, tables A to F2) NHS Digital

 

Cancers detected

A total of 18,001 women aged 45 and over had cancers detected by the screening programme in 2017-18, a rate of 8.4 cases per 1,000 women screened. This compares with 18,402 women with cancers detected in 2016-17 (a rate of 8.4 cases per 1,000 women screened) and 14,110 women with cancers detected in 2007-08 (a rate of 8.2 cases per 1,000 women screened)2.

Regional level data is available in the accompanying CSV file.

 

2See 2007-08 publication:



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