What do we screen for?
Screen for breast, bowel + cervical
Cervical screening how often, for what age groups + how is it done?
25-49 (every 3 years) 50-64 (every 5 years)
Rotate 5 times clockwise direction in cervical os
What is a lead time bias?
Having screening in place means that diagnosis occurs earlier than if no screening. The difference in time between diagnoses is the lead time
What is the screening for breast cancer - how often, what age group + what is it?
Mammography to women between 50-70 y/o every 3 years
What is the screening for bowel cancer - how often, what age group + what is offered?
Faecal occult blood every 2 years from 60-69 y/o - it is being extended to 74