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Breast Cancer Screening

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of Slate for Scotland (1) if he will make a statement on the setting up of regional centres for breast cancer screening as recommended by the Forrest report;(2) what steps he is taking to ensure that Tayside health board has the staff, resources and finance to carry out breast cancer screening as recommended in the Forrest report.

My noble Friend the Minister of State announced on 25 February that £1 million will be made available in 1987–88 to enable a start to be made in Scotland on the implementation of the Forrest report's recommendations. About 10 breast cancer centres will be required in Scotland; and we shall shortly be approaching health boards to discuss where the first two or three centres should be established.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many women have been screened in total in Scotland in the past five years for breast cancer; and what percentage of the female adult population they comprise.