First in south to screen under 50s

Jill Shead and Jan Williams with the new equipment.


The Isle of Wight Breast Screening Unit is the first centre within the South Central (West) region to reduce the age limit of inviting ladies for breast screening in line with the government’s Cancer Reform Strategy.


This has been made possible through investment in a GE Essential digital mammography system last year and the continuing excellent service provided on the Isle of Wight.


Since last month, ladies aged 47 – 49 years are included in the breast-screening programme. They will be invited for screening every three years along with those of 50 – 70 years who are currently included in the programme.  By 2012 it is hoped to extend the upper age limit further to 73 years. 


See the full report on page 3 of the April 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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