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The Million Women Study

Disability and participation in breast and bowel cancer screening in England: a large prospective study

New evidence from The Million Women Study published in British Journal of Cancer suggests that women in
England with disabilities are less likely to participate in free routine screening for breast and bowel cancer
than women without disabilities. This is an important finding given that approximately 32% of women aged
60-64 years live with a disability that causes substantial difficulty with day-to-day activities, and the fact that
both disability and cancer evidence increases with age. Results are published the British Journal of Cancer.