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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-15017
Asked by: Christina McKelvie, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 1 March 2018

Question

To ask the Scottish Government which NHS Boards have guidance in place to support clinicians in routinely offering bisphosphonates to post-menopausal women with primary breast cancer to help reduce the risk of breast cancer spreading.

Current status: Answered by Shona Robison on 12 March 2018


Answer

I am pleased to confirm that Scotland’s three Cancer Network areas (North of Scotland, South East Scotland and West of Scotland) have advised that all their NHS Boards routinely offer bisphosphonates to post-menopausal women with primary breast cancer who are deemed to be at high risk of recurrence, in order to help reduce the risk of breast cancer spreading.