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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    It's estimated our breast-screening programme has been pushed back 10 years because of the lack of mammograms being done since Covid-19 hit our shores

    It's estimated our breast-screening programme has been pushed back 10 years because of the lack of mammograms being done since Covid-19 hit our shores


    The Breast Cancer Foundation says 133 people have missed a breast cancer diagnosis due to the lockdown.

    The programme was put on hold at level 4 and has been running at reduced capacity from level 3.

    Breast Cancer Foundation chief executive, Ah-Leen Rayner, says women are being diagnosed later with breast cancer.

    She says that means it's harder to treat and there's an increased likelihood of it returning.

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