A call for an extenstion to the breast screening programme
A petition calling for an extension to the breast cancer screening programme has been presented to Labour MP Jacinda Ardern. Ten thousand signatures were collected calling on the government to extend the free programme to women aged up to 74. Currenlty only women aged between 45 and 69 are eligible for a free mammogram. The breast cancer foundation chief executive, Evangelia Henderson travelled to Wellington to deliver the petition in person and is in the RNZ studio with Paul Brennan this afternoon.