Did you know that breast screening programmes typically detect cancer in around 9 out of every 1,000 women having screening?
The aim of screening is to identify breast cancers early when they are too small to even see or feel. These miniscule cancers are typically much easier to treat with therapy. Breast screening doesn’t prevent you from getting breast cancer but simply aims to detect it early.
The benefit of cancers being found by screening is that these cancers tend to be at an early stage. These breast cancers are typically easier to treat and the patient may need less therapy.
Most women with breast cancer detected by mammogram screening live for 5+ years after their breast cancer diagnosis.