Almost 14,000 women in UK call for help after issue with breast cancer screening program is revealed

Public Health England (PHE) revealed last week that approximately 450,000 women around the age of 70 were not sent invitations to receive breast cancer screening due to an IT issue first identified in January. Since that news was announced, according to one PHE official, almost 14,000 women have reached out for more information.

Jeremy Hunt, the U.K.’s health and social care secretary, shared this update with the House of Commons on May 8, according to a new report from Digital Health.

Hunt also indicated that the government is providing women with “advice and support” about the situation. A total of 65,000 letters have been sent out to women about the error so far, with more letters going out “this week.”

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