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Breast Cancer

Volume 181: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on recent developments in the diagnosis of breast cancer.

The United Kingdom is the first country in the European Community to launch a nationwide programme of breast cancer screening based on computerised call and recall. By detecting cancers at an early stage the programme will help to reduce mortality from this disease. It will make a significant contribution to the health of the women of this country.