'Governance left the room a very long time ago'

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On Wednesday, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt revealed that over 450,000 women in England may have had their lives shortened as a result of a computer glitch that prevented them from receiving a final breast screening invitation.

It's thought that around 135 - 270 women may have had their lives shortened as a result of the error, having not received invitations to the final scan and not being diagnosed as early as possible.

Baroness Delyth Morgan, chief executive at Breast Cancer Now, said it was a "colossal systemic failure".

Husband Brian, 77, said he "felt sick" at the news.

In the United Kingdom, women between the ages of 50 and 70 are automatically invited for breast cancer screenings every three years as the likelihood of developing breast cancer increases with age. For every tonne collected, Against Breast Cancer receives £700 to fund breast cancer research.

Despite his shock, Mr Gough said he admired the Health Secretary for "getting up and not trying to hide the truth".

This control group - the flagged cohort - represents the 450,000 women.

She died in 2015, just days after her 76th birthday.

Mr Gough, from Norfolk, said: "She didn't know anything about it until a year too late".

"Financial hardship plays a role in delays, discontinuation and omission of treatment, and thus may correlate with racial disparities in breast cancer death", said UNC Lineberger's Stephanie Wheeler, the study's lead author and an associate professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. "It is beyond belief that this major mistake has been sustained for nearly a decade and we need to know why this has been allowed to happen", Morgan said. Staff shortages have been a concern for many years.

Nearly 300 women may have died in the United Kingdom because they missed out on breast cancer screenings due to a computer error.

The Irish government said 17 of the patients involved have since died, though it has not yet established the cause of death, and a further 1,500 women who developed cervical cancer over the last 10 years did not have their cases reviewed.

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The cancer has also spread to other parts of her body.

"Why didn't they pick up that I hadn't had a mammogram?"

"I feel absolutely let down".

The National Health Service could now face a massive compensation bill.

"All of these women will be contacted by the end of May 2018".

Letters will be sent out women to notify them of missed screenings over the next few months. Those under the age of 72 will receive an appointment letter while those over 72 will also be offered a screening and have access to a helpline to decide if it will be beneficial.

The helpline for those who think they may be affected is 0800 169 2692.

"She's gone and I live alone".

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Staff at Queen Alexandra Hospital's breast services were delighted to welcome the WI from Portchester last week who delivered the bras.

"We worked all our lives and this was the time we wanted to enjoy together".