Older women ignorant of breast screening

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 13 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:75
  1. Luisa Dillner

    Women aged over 65 in Britain do not know that they have a right to breast screening, and less than 0.5% of them ask for mammography each year, says a report from the charity Age Concern. The report includes the results of a Gallup survey of 1000 women aged 65 or over, which show that over half believed they were “at no risk at all” from breast cancer—mostly because they thought they were too old. Government figures show that two thirds of deaths from breast cancer occur in …

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