Panel discussion: Patient participation in Cancer screening programmes. Why are people failing to attend?
Cancer screening programmes are known to be life saving for thousands of people each year by detecting cancers before symptoms even develop. So, if this is the case, why are many patients still failing to attend these screenings? In the UK there are three main voluntary cancer screening programmes currently offered to members of the public: Breast, Bowel and Cervical cancer screenings. With statistics from NHS Digital showing that the attendance percentage of the eligible population for screening still being under 75%, this expert panel session aims to discuss some of the reasons behind this and what is being done to develop screening services across the UK.