Breast Screening Review

The charities Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Campaign and Breast Cancer Care said in a joint statement:

“This independent review has provided much-needed clarity - screening can save lives. This is good news for women as they can now be assured that breast screening can be beneficial.

However, some women who attend screening may be diagnosed and treated for a cancer that may not have caused them harm in their lifetime. To ensure women understand what this may mean for them it is important they have access to clear and balanced information on the pros and cons of breast screening.

As the UK’s leading breast cancer charities we are supporting the  work of an expert group  looking at the information women receive when invited for their screening appointments and we call for this to be available as soon as possible.

We encourage all women to attend their screening appointments.”

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