Published 2012 | ISBN 978-1-84463-093-6
This year's annual summary reflects on the Marmot Review, and explores the impact of wider changes to the NHS on the breast screening programme.
Feature articles explore a groundbreaking intervention designed to increase awareness of the symptoms of breast cancer amongst women over the age of 70, and the effect on attendance rates of offering women an appointment during evenings and weekends.
The report also contains some useful annual statistics, presented in an accessible format. These include:
- The number of women screened
- The proportion of women accepting their invitation, by age and type of screening invitation
- The quality of screening (acceptance rate, recall rate, benign biopsy rate, in situ rate, invasive cancer rate, standardised detection rate)
- Assessment outcomes, by age
- Treatment of screen-detected breast cancer
- Total screening activity for all ages
- NHSBSP home page
- Programme publications
- About breast screening
- What is breast screening?
- What does the NHS Breast Screening Programme do?
- What happens at a breast screening unit?
- Why are women under 50 not routinely invited?
- Are women screened over the age of 70?
- Screening women at higher risk
- Does breast screening save lives?
- Does breast screening have any risks?
- Digital Mammography/Tomosynthesis
- Research in breast screening
- About breast cancer
- Programme logistics
- Frequently asked questions
- Programme statistics
- Mammography equipment reports
- Programme news index
- Useful links