UK Breast Cancer Screening Failure Affected over 400000 Women

03 May, 2018, 17:26 | Author: Jared Lewis
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And it's now thought that up to 270 women may have gone on to develop the disease.

But he added: 'However tragically there are likely to be some people in this group who would have been alive today if the failure had not happened'.

England's breast-screening failure follows unrelated news in Ireland last week that more than 200 cervical cancer test results should have resulted in earlier intervention.

Some women are diagnosed after routine breast screening by the NHS, which begins at age 50, while other people are diagnosed simply after spotting unusual symptoms and visiting their GP.

Up to 270 women may have had their lives cut short after the NHS failed to invite them to breast screenings, the Health Secretary has said.

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The algorithm failure has been identified and fixed and the women affected - of whom 309,000 are estimated still to be alive - will receive invitations for screenings, Hunt said.

Patricia Minchin, 75, said she was not offered a screening in 2013 when she turned 70, and is battling breast cancer.

He said his wife of 56 years died three days after Christmas in 2015, and that she never once complained during her cancer ordeal. About 141,000 of the women affected, who should have been invited for a scan when aged 68 to 71, are now dead. He noted that all general practitioners would be briefed on how they should respond, and said the issue was first raised as a potential problem in January.

"Clearly we're very sorry for what happened", the Medical Director said, "and it is a system that we provide along with colleagues from NHS England, the Department of Health".

In his speech to the House of Commons, Hunt apologized "wholeheartedly", acknowledging that the screening program had "not been almost good enough". It is offered to women aged 50-70 who are registered with a GP.

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The grandmother and mother-of-four from Bushey, Hertfordshire told the Telegraph: "I feel so disappointed".

"I feel extremely sad for the women affected by this colossal administrative disaster really", she said.

Medical chiefs said they were "shocked" by the mistake and said the implications for Global Positioning System could be "significant".

"Irrespective of when the incident started, the fact is for many years oversight of our screening programme has not been good enough".

He said any woman who wanted a mammogram would get one within six months, and it was a priority to make sure additional scans did not cause any delays in the screening programme for other women.

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