Reply to post: Re: Why are there final appointments?

'Computer algo' blamed for 450k UK women failing to receive breast screening invite

Richard 12 Silver badge

Re: Why are there final appointments?

As I understand it, the main reason is that there's no point in treating early slow-growing breast cancer above a certain age.

Many of the treatments would kill you, while a slow growing cancer wouldn't actually affect you in any way before you die of something age-related.

More aggressive cancers are an entirely different thing, however those aren't generally found this way - or at least, not early enough to help.

Check your breasts and your balls. Seriously, do that often.

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