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Mary, a 64-year-old widow, presented for routine cervical screening and, as part of a ‘well woman’ check, we discussed the risks and benefits of screening for osteoporosis.

She had gone through the menopause relatively early, in her early 40s. She used menopausal hormone therapy for two years but ceased when her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer.