Passing the screen test
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Passing the screen test

Christian Duffin Freelance journalist

An initiative to boost breast screening rates among women with learning disabilities in Dudley has proved so successful that the approach is being applied to other types of cancer. Christian Duffin reports

It is tricky trying to get people with learning disabilities to come forward for cancer screening. One problem is that they might have difficulties reading invitation letters, but there is also a strong fear factor. Most do not have a good understanding of screening procedures and the prospect of going to a hospital is daunting.

Learning Disability Practice. 12, 1,11-11. doi: 10.7748/ldp.12.1.11.s11

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