South Asian population has reduced cancer screening

People from the South Asian community are less likely to take up screening for bowel or breast cancer, research at Warwick University has revealed.

South Asian people are only half as likely to take up an invitation for bowel cancer screening and 15 per cent less likely to attend breast cancer screening, the study showed.

As a result of the research the director of the NHS cancer screening programme has vowed to do more to encourage greater uptake among the South Asian community.

For more see University of Warwick.

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