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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 13 October 2020

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Questions (529)

David Cullinane

Question:

529. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the number of cancer diagnoses made in the first nine months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30151/20]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The number of cancer diagnoses made in Symptomatic Breast Disease Clinics, Lung Rapid Access Clinics and Prostate Rapid Access Clinics in January/July 2019 and 2020 is set out below. GPs can refer patients directly to these clinics and performance is monitored monthly against agreed Key Performance Indicators. The HSE's National Cancer Control Programme advises that data on the number of cancer diagnoses in symptomatic cancer clinics for other tumour types is not currently available.

The data is only available for January - July and is as follows:

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Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

YTD

2019

461

346

408

471

494

422

461

3,063

2020

475

433

357

238

333

433

413

2,682

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