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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21635: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 12 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to Breast Cancer Now's call for women in their 30s with a family history of breast cancer to receive annual mammograms.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 28 February 2019

The Scottish Government, along with the rest of the UK, is advised on all aspects of screening by the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC), an independent expert advisory group. Currently the UK NSC recommends breast cancer screening for women aged 50-70 every 3 years. The Scottish Government continues to monitor and consider all available evidence and recommendations.

In the case of women in their 30's with a family history of breast cancer, the guidelines set out in the Familial Breast Cancer Report, are followed in Scotland.