Fairweathers’ Solicitor Kate Kennell was interviewed at length this morning, by BBC Radio Kent, about the national breast screening blunder whereby 450,000 women, aged between 68 and 71, were not sent appointments for routine breast cancer screening by mammogram, from 2009 onwards.
Kate, who specialises in women’s health, discussed the scale of the scandal and the national programme generally which focuses on routine screening only for women aged 50+ (the age group in which the risk of contracting breast cancer is the highest).
In the lengthy discussion, Kate discussed her own diagnosis of breast cancer, well below the age of 50, and her subsequent treatment, stressing to women the importance of self detection and early diagnosis and treatment.
Please click below to hear Kate’s radio interview as featured on BBC Radio Kent.
If you or a member of your family have been affected by the failure to receive breast screening appointments or encountered any delay in a breast cancer diagnosis, please contact Fairweathers Solicitors LLP.
We are a specialist firm of clinical negligence lawyers who can help. We have vast experience of dealing with such claims in a sensitive and sympathetic manner.
Kate Kennell has more than 20 years post qualification experience. She covers a wide range of work with a particular interest and specialism in women’s health and wellbeing.