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National Statistics
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Breast Screening Programme, England 2017-18 [NS] [PAS]

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Local Authorities, Regions, Country
Date Range:
01 Apr 2017 to 31 Mar 2018


Women between the ages of 50 and 70 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 2017-18 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. The dashboard can be accessed by clicking on the icon below or by clicking on the link in the Resources section below.

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Last edited: 28 February 2019 7:18 am