Mr Hunt said "administrative incompetence" meant some families may have lost, or be about to lose, a loved one to cancer.
Of course, all these statistical statements about life expectancy are about large groups of people and may sound rather cold.
There is a complex story behind these headlines, but there is no doubting that Hunt needed to make a strong apology: there was a policy to offer women this screening choice and 450,000 were denied it by a mistake.
Baroness Morgan, the chief executive of Breast Cancer Now, said the failure to notify so many women about their screenings was unacceptable.
Mr Gough said following her diagnosis Trixie underwent an operation, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and then scans every three months during which her cancer was under control.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in Britain, with more than 55,000 women diagnosed every year and almost 1,000 dying of the disease every month, according to non-governmental organisation Breast Cancer Now.
Breast cancer charities say they have also been inundated by calls.
It might be worth pointing out that these women (or their doctors) would never know this - they would forever be grateful, thinking that their lives had been saved by the harrowing treatment process.
"She was taken to soon - a victim perhaps of other's failings".
Inflation reaches key threshold for Fed rate hikes
The government reported last Friday that wages and salaries recorded their biggest increase in 11 years in the first quarter. Annual inflation readings in March of a year ago were held down by large declines in the price of cell phone service plans.
The grandmother and mother-of-four from Bushey, Hertfordshire told the Telegraph: "I feel so disappointed".
"I would like an explanation from somebody why this happened, why I didn't get a recall".
She said: "You can never say it could have been prevented but I really think if I had had a mammogram when I was 70, (the cancer) may have been picked up". They obviously knew about it for some time and they shouldn't have covered it up for so long. "I worked for the National Health Service all my life, I was a nurse".
Of the half a million women who should have been invited to a scan, an estimated 309,000 are still alive.
Hunt told lawmakers that all of the women who should have received a screening will get a letter by the end of May, urging them to come in for an appointment.
Women aged under 72 will be asked to have a catch-up screening and older women will be directed to a helpline to help them to decide whether to have screening.
A helpline has been set up for anyone who is concerned that they might have been among those missed - 0800 169 2692.
"I look back now and think everything that happened since could possibly have been avoided or lessened", Ms Minchin told the BBC. It affects all of us.
"We wouldn't want any lives to be shortened".
A recent report on the NHS found that the number of women who accepted invitations to breast screenings had fallen to 71%, a 10-year low.
He further added that he will also demand the accountability of former President George Bush and compensation for victims. Almost ten years on al-Zaidi is contesting Iraqi parliamentary elections, due to take place on May 12, CNN reports.
STILL NEED: The Cowboys didn't draft a safety despite moving one of last season's starters, Byron Jones, back to cornerback. The interior of the defensive line is arguably the biggest need, depending on the view of life without Witten.
He stressed that it doesn't matter who the Prime Minister will be. "We are not putting anyone forward in the state's interest". But Pashinian has vowed to mount a nationwide strike if Parliament doesn't approve his candidacy on Tuesday.
The Jets managed just two shots on the backup netminder over 18 minutes before he was pulled for an extra attacker. It's a shame this couldn't have been the Western Conference Finals since we have two great teams in action.
The days of the comedian hosting the event going "table by table pointing at people and making fun of them" are over, she said. Fox News media analyst says the comedian's jokes were a huge embarrassment for the White House Correspondents' Association.
Messenger Kids application is absolutely for free and you can download the app for both, iOS and Android platform for free. Even if the kid tries to open the app while it in "sleep mode", a message will pop up telling him/her to come back later.
In any case, the draft was so deep in receivers that the Ravens still came away with a couple of talented prospects. Some analysts seem to believe Jackson is a one-read-then-run quarterback who can't manage a pocket under pressure .
And with the addition of Darnold and the veteran presence of McCown, the Jets can surely afford to shed themselves of a him. On the NFL Network broadcast, draft analyst Mike Mayock described it as a favorable position for Darnold and the franchise.
We'll see what happens and in my mind I'm just trying to get to that 30 mark. "It is a mix about different things". It wasn't a great period for him the last few weeks and, of course, he's only human and was a little bit affected.
They are also the best-selling band of all time from continental Europe and from outside the English-speaking world. And that VR experience inspired the new music! Here he is performing "Oh, Pretty Woman" with an orchestra.
Corner earns berth to NCAA Regional Tournament
Junior Bennett Baker has been FSU's hottest golfer as of late, garnering two Top-10 finishes in his last two tournaments played. The Tulsa women's and men's rugby teams are set to play in the Red River Rugby Conference championships at 2 p.m.
Iran Exports Soar Ahead of Possible New Sanctions
Crude Oil tends to make some great price moves, which is very attractive to traders, and it has been bullish lately. Moreover, oil prices will stay affected by Trump's decision on May 12 to reinstate the USA sanctions on Tehran.
Takeaways from Tesla's First Quarter Earnings 2018
Tesla shares were down almost 5% during after-hours trading, despite posting better-than-expected earnings results. The leaked Elon Musk email also teased a second shutdown before the end of the second quarter.
Chicago Bears Draft James Daniels
He is a ideal compliment to new number one receiver Allen Robinson and should become an early contributor for the Chicago Bears . The question now is can it catch up in time for this current regime to get to celebrate it? He said it's completely healed.
Realme 1 to launch in India on May 15 as Amazon Exclusive
There's also a 13-megapixel rear camera which also supports artificial intelligence technology for beautification effect. They are looking for an affordable price option without compromising on the built-quality and the device performance.
Samsung Expands Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Storage up to 256GB
The front will have a high-res 16MP selfie snapper complete with flash - something not often found on more affordable phones. Both cameras are accompanied by an LED flash unit for enhanced pictures and support Full HD video recording at 30 fps.
Laird PLC (LON:LRD) Analyst Ratings as of April 27, 2018
Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 19th will be given a dividend of GBX 5.08 ($0.07) per share on Friday, May 18th. The firm offers a range of diets for dogs, cats, small mammals, fish, reptiles, and birds.10.83 is the P/E ratio.