Dáil Éireann - Volume 415 - 19 February, 1992

Written Answers. - Breast Cancer Study.

176. Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Health if he will make a statement on a recent study carried out at St. Vincent's hospital, Dublin, which shows (a) that of 291 patients with palpable breast cancer, 48 tested negative in pre-operative mammograms and (b) that in the case of eight women, it was another ten months before cancer was diagnosed.

Minister for Health (Dr. O'Connell): I am aware of the study to which the [2484] Deputy is referring. I have asked the people conducting the study to let me have a copy of the full report. I will communicate with the Deputy when I have had an opportunity to examine the report in detail.