Petition Fund breast cancer screening from the age of 40
Currently women are invited for a breast cancer screening mammogram between the age of 50-53. I would like the Government to provide funding to support breast cancer screening being offered from the age of 40.
I am a 46 year old mother of 4. In July 2023 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Due to my type of cancer and the position I never would have been able to feel a lump. My cancer was found by chance, after investigation of something else. The situation worsened when tests showed my cancer had metastasised to my bones. If I had had a routine mammogram at 40 years of age or even 43 I wouldn't now be living with advanced cancer and dying sooner than I should. Many women like myself could be saved.
At 10,000 signatures...
At 10,000 signatures, government will respond to this petition
At 100,000 signatures...
At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament