Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Questions (313)

John Lahart

Question:

313. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons invited to take part in BreastCheck in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; the number of persons screened for cancer by BreastCheck in each of the years; the number of abnormalities and breast cancers detected as a result of these screenings in each of the years; the number of follow-up mammograms, ultrasounds, breast examinations and breast biopsies carried out by BreastCheck in each of the years in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30793/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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