% of cancer screening coverage for breast cancer

Monitoring

% of women aged 53–70 resident in the area with a screening test result recorded in the previous three years.

Breast screening supports the early detection of cancer and is estimated to save 1,400 lives in England each year. Screening rates in Shropshire for 2020 have remained at the same level as 2019.  The rate is the highest breast screening rate in the West Midlands region and remains better than the average for England 74.1%  and 73.4% for the West Midlands region.