Breast cancer screening hits 10-year low in Scotland

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Breast cancer screening participation rates in the Edinburgh and Lothian regions of Scotland fell to 69.2% between 2015 and 2018 -- the lowest rate since 2008, according to a 25 October article from Edinburgh Live.

The figures, reported by the Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland, confirm that these regions have not been meeting the 70% breast screening target established by the U.K. National Health Service (NHS). The challenge of meeting this target is due in part to the increase in the number of people eligible for breast cancer screening by nearly 20% since 2010, the article noted.

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