State discriminates in cancer screening

19th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

19 October 2007, THE HAGUE – The Dutch state discriminates against women over the age of 75 because they may no longer take part in the national breast cancer screening programme. Three women along with the Clara Wichman institute for test cases have brought this before the judge in interlocutory proceedings in The Hague today.

19 October 2007

 
THE HAGUE – The Dutch state discriminates against women over the age of 75 because they may no longer take part in the national breast cancer screening programme. Three women along with the Clara Wichman institute for test cases have brought this before the judge in interlocutory proceedings in The Hague today.

Women between 50 and 75 are called up every two years for a so-called mammography with which breast cancer can be diagnosed in an early stage. The three women all over the age of 75 feel that is outrageous that their age category is excluded from the screening.

Each year breast cancer is diagnosed among 2,200 women over the age 75. Hundreds of women in that age group die of breast cancer

 
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Subject: Dutch news

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