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Aortic Aneurysm: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 461, tabled on 10 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to introduce routine abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings for women.

Answered on

16 May 2022

There are no specific plans to do so. Evidence suggests that women are six times less likely to experience abdominal aortic aneurysm than men. The potential risks of surgery are the same, therefore inviting women for screening outweighs the benefits. The UK National Screening Committee will consider any new evidence on this topic should it emerge.

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