Thousands shun breast screenings

A mobile breast screening unit in Morley.

A mobile breast screening unit in Morley.

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Almost 10,000 women did not take up a potentially life-saving test for breast cancer.

Figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre showed 23 per cent of women in Kirklees, aged 53 to 70 and eligible for breast screenings, failed to respond to their invitations between 2012/2013.

Kirklees Council health chiefs claimed early diagnosis from breast screenings could be crucial to improving survival rates.

 

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