Breast screening: participation of women with intellectual disabilities
Diane Willis University teacher, University of Glasgow
Diane Willis discusses how overdiagnosis of cancer can influence service users’ decisions to take part in screening programmes
The NHS breast cancer screening programme has resulted in overdiagnosis of breast cancer in the general population. For women with intellectual disabilities, participation has been lower than in the general population. This article considers the effect messages about overdiagnosis of breast cancer may have on those who support women with intellectual disabilities in making decisions about taking part in the programme.
Learning Disability Practice. 16, 4,24-26. doi: 10.7748/ldp2013.05.16.4.24.e1422Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Accepted: 28 February 2013