New bowel and cervical screening programmes to be unveiled by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

New bowel and cervical screening programmes to be unveiled by Health Secretary J

In a forthcoming announcement to be made at the ‘Britain Against Cancer’ conference on Tuesday, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will introduce new cancer-screening programmes for bowel and cervical cancer; with the programmes essentially aimed at bringing the UK up to the best-possible screening standards in Europe.

The programmes to be unveiled by the Health Secretary will basically offer free cancer tests to 55-years-and-above men and women in six regional pilot schemes. The pilots of cancer screening to be announced will comprise more sensitive computerized screening mechanism vis-à-vis the conventional smear tests.

With the new, more accurate tests being capable of detecting cervical cancer much earlier, women will not have to be screened for the disease as often as they are now required.

In the Tuesday announcement, Hunt is expected to disclose that the new £1.2 million pilot scheme for cervical cancer screening will be introduced in different parts of the UK from March 2013; with the potential of saving thousands of lives every year.

Moreover, with the soon-to-be-announced £2 million pilot screening programme for bowel cancer to help save nearly 3,000 lives each year, Hunt said: “I want to make sure our survival is among the best and NHS patients receive the best treatment available.”

FrenchTribune Specials

Higher BMI, More Chances of Depression in young girls, says study

A recent study has revealed that fitness in young girls and the development of symptoms of depression in them are inversely related.

Lead researcher of the study was Camilo Ruggero who is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Texas. In this study, he has found link between depression and higher body mass index (...

Most Popular

Server security firm PrivateCore acquired by Facebook

Social network Facebook said in a Thursday announcement...

GM recalling certain SUV models third time to fix power window switches

According to the documents posted online by the National...

Rosetta reaches at a Comet after travelling Four Billion Miles

After chasing the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for 10...

Mercury in Ocean may Result of Oceanic Currents

A research has been carried out on mercury presence in...


Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: