Petition Fund routine scans for women to detect Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

My wife died from a ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. If detected years earlier it could have been operable. I am aware of many people with similar stories.

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Men are offered screening when they turn 65, but women are not. I want the Government to fund screening for women, to help detect AAA early.

My wife died unnecessarily and she and many other women would still be alive if a routine quick and cheap ultrasound scan was offered to all women, in the same way it is offered to me.

Breast screening is routine so why not for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Please make AAA screening routinely available to all women.

NHS web site states: "screening for AAA is not routinely offered to women because the risk of getting an AAA is much smaller". Therefore it seems women are expendable for the sake of a cheap ultrasound scan.

For information on AAAs see: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm/

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