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Aylesbury above national average for breast screenings

Invitations are sent to women aged 50-70

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 6:11am 4th February 2020. (Updated at 9:33am 4th February 2020) 2-minute read.

Aylesbury above national average for breast screenings

A new report from NHS Digital focuses on breast screening statistics. 

Aylesbury and Wycombe has an average uptake upon invitation of 75.5%.

This is higher than the national average of 71.1% and the acceptable level set of 70%

Screening invitations are sent out to women between the ages of 50 and 70 and they should be done ever three years as part of a national programme.

Regular screening intends to increase detecting breast cancer at the early stages. 

The early diagnosis allows a better chance of successful treatment. 

The biggest national increases was in the over-70 age range, where 218,000 women were screened for breast cancer in 2018-19.

That's a 51.2% increase on 2017-18 at 144,000.

 

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