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Breast Cancer: Screening

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women over the age of 70 self-referred for breast cancer screening in (a) Surrey Primary Care Trust and (b) England in the last period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. (129045)

The information requested is in the table:

Area

Self/general practitioner referral for breast screening for women aged 70 and over in 2005-06

Self/general practitioner referral for breast screening for women aged 70 and over 2003-04 to 2005-06

East Elmbridge and Mid Surrey Primary Care Trust

297

770

East Surrey Primary Care Trust

45

409

North Surrey Primary Care Trust

136

431

England

45,990

156,089

Source:

KC63 The Information Centre

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women in Bolton have been screened for breast cancer over the last five years. (130388)

The information has been set out in the table.

Numbers screened

2002

13,741

2003

14,823

2004

14,958

2005

14,835

2006

14,590

Note: Figures refer to women between 60-64 screened in Bolton Primary Care Trust. Source: KC63 The Information Centre for health and social care