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Breast screening statistics

Breast screening statistics and related information are presented here.

Cancer Research UK and the Department of Health commissioned an independent review of the breast screening programme in 2012. Read a summary or see our breast screening infographic.

• In FY2009/10, more than 2,750,000 women were invited for screening in the UK.
• Total number of women screened in FY2009/10 in the UK was nearly 2,020,000.
• Around 16,500 cancers and tumours were detected by screening in the UK in FY2009/10.

The latest statistics available for breast screening in the UK are for financial year (FY) 2009/10 and for England are FY2010/11. Find out why these are the latest statistics available.

Other issues around breast screening.

Use our local cancer statistics tool to find and compare statistical information and intelligence about cancer in areas across the UK.

If you are a patient, you will probably find our CancerHelp pages more relevant and useful.

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Updated: 30 October 2012