Breast Cancer Bill

20th January 2006

During a debate on the Breast Cancer Bill, Brooks Newmark calls for an increase in frequency for screenings, especially for women over 70.

 

Mr. Brooks Newmark (Braintree) (Con): I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend on bringing the Bill to the House. I hope that he will also address the important issue of the frequency with which screenings take place. Further to the constructive point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Kettering (Mr. Hollobone), I hope that women will be able to have screenings more frequently than once every three years-perhaps every two years, or even yearly-especially women over the age of 70, for whom this is an important concern.

Mr. Vara: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for raising that point and I agree that the more frequency we can have, the more detection we can have. Detection means prevention, and I will address the issue of over-70s.

 

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