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NHS bosses look to overhaul cancer screening

Image copyright Science Photo Library Cancer screening programmes are to be reviewed following high-profile mistakes that have put thousands of patients in England at risk. NHS England has asked former government cancer tsar Sir Mike…

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Thousands caught up in cervical screening blunder

Image copyright Science Photo Library More than 40,000 women in England have not received information regarding cervical cancer screening after a failure to send out letters by the NHS. The errors were made between January…


Michelle Keegan vlogs about her cervical cancer screening

Image copyright PA Image caption The actress said she would use excuses to avoid the test Michelle Keegan has urged women to go for smear tests in an Instagram post about her own test. The…


Cervical screening: Millions missing smear tests

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat happens during a smear test? About three million women across England have not had a smear test for at least three-and-a-half years. GPs are trying to…


Cineworld stops mum with baby at Star is Born screening

Image copyright Warner Bros Image caption The film stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga A mum has criticised Cineworld staff who refused to let her into a screening of Lady Gaga hit A Star is…



Hundreds of women over 70 not invited to final breast screening

Image copyright Getty Images More than 1,700 women aged over 70 were not invited for their final breast screening appointment, the Scottish government has confirmed. Women in Scotland aged 50 to 70 are routinely contacted…


Half of over 60s ‘ignore bowel cancer screening in England’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK Half of people in England sent a home-testing kit for bowel cancer in 2015 did not use it,…


Bowel screening to start earlier at age 50 in England

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bowel cancer is one of the top five cancer killers in Wales Bowel cancer screening in England is to start earlier, at age 50, Public Health England has announced….


Mamma Mia: Special cinema screening for fan with dementia

Image copyright Rhiannon Lewis Image caption Rhiannon (centre) said her mum Shirley (r) was made to feel unwelcome at the cinema by other cinemagoers “huffing and puffing” A cinema will hold a special screening of…


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