This month, responses showed that majority (53%) of our panel were aware of what cancer screening tests were recommended for their age and stage of life. However, only 32% of these respondents had completed the recommended cancer screening tests in the past and were now overdue for further testing.
Of those who had completed the recommended tests, 30% said they were prompted to by a conversation with their GP.
Of the 16% of respondents who had never had a recommended cancer screening test, majority of those stated this was due to a lack of knowledge, while 33% mentioned that cost was a contributing factor.
And finally, when we look at the ONE word used to describe cancer screening tests, 74% of people described their experiences with a positive word… ‘IMPORTANT, ESSENTIAL, and BENEFICIAL’, for example. Other responses were not as positive, so it will be good to understand this further going forward.
For more information, visit our Cancer screening page.
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