A quarter of women miss breast cancer screening

Women in East Yorkshire will be offered breast screening closer to home as figures show a quarter of those invited miss their appointment. It's hoped thousands of patients will be seen in a mobile unit this year.

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Calls for more women to take up vital screening

There are calls for women in Hull to take up vital breast screening checks, which save hundreds of lives every year - after new figures revealed that one in three fail to turn up for appointments.

A mobile clinic is being used in an attempt to encourage women who are eligible for the checks in the East of the city to respond to invitations, by offering the service closer to home. Fiona Dwyer reports.

The charity HER breast friends (Hull and East Riding Breast Friends) supports people affected by cancer and is run entirely by volunteers. To find out more about them and their work, click** here.**

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