Breast screening has failed older women

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7056.559c (Published 31 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:559
  1. Sally Greengross
  1. Director general Age Concern England, London SW16 4ER

    EDITOR,—Gary Rubin, service director of the East Sussex Breast Screening Service, said that invitations to breast screening should not be extended to women aged 65 or over until more information is available on the success rate of the current screening programme and that a lack of staff would limit an immediate expansion.1

    Age Concern England's view is that the fundamental issue of the equity …

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