The West Midlands screening histories results
© BioMed Central Ltd 2008
Published: 7 July 2008
Utilising cancer registration and screening data, every primary breast cancer case diagnosed in women eligible for screening in the West Midlands since screening began until March 2006 was assigned a screening status based on the woman's screening history. Tumours were allocated to one of eight screening status categories . The 10-year relative survival was calculated for the five main categories.
10-year relative survival rate (%)
Diagnosed before invitation
Women with screen-detected breast cancer had the best survival rates; women with interval cancers had survival rates above those of non-attenders, highlighting the benefits of screening.