NHS Lothian Hits Target on Breast Screening

JUST under 50,000 women in a high risk category for breast cancer have taken up NHS Lothian’s offer of screening, according to new figures.

NHS Lothian has hit the government’s target on participation in the vital screening process, which can lead to earlier treatment for women with the cancer.

NHS Lothian invited just over 67,000 women aged between 50 and 74 to attend for screening between 2004 and 2007, leading to a participation rate of 73.8%.

Contact: Stephen Fraser
Phone: 0131 536 9279
Email: stephen.fraser@nhs.net
Website: http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk