Breast cancer screening falls to a record low in England The proportion of women undergoing routine breast screening is at a record low, damning figures revealed today.
Only 70.5 per cent of women invited for the NHS tests in England accepted the offer last year, with almost 800,000 turning it down.
This means fewer women are having the life-saving scans than at any point since the current screening programme for 50 to 70 year olds began in 2007.
The figure is also only just above the NHS's minimum standard of 70 per cent, with recent trends suggesting it could fall below standard for the first time next year. The Daily Mail