Breast screen­ing up­take worry

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - AGENDA -

If there is one thing that health ex­perts are sure about when it comes to breast can­cer: screen­ing is a proven life-saver.

Many thou­sands of women are alive to­day who might not have been had they missed the chance on of­fer to get checked.

What there is less cer­tainty about, given that, is why the num­ber not tak­ing it up from the NHS has dipped in re­cent years.

Even in this re­gion, where take-up is health­ier than else­where, the de­cline has been wor­ry­ing.

Let us hope the cam­paign­ing this month per­suades more peo­ple just what a dif­fer­ence it could make, what­ever their reser­va­tions.

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