Breast cancer patients face ten-month delay

Huge delays are emerging at one of Dublin’s designated centres for breast cancer

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
3rd September, 2017
The Mater Hospital

Huge delays are emerging at one of Dublin’s designated centres for breast cancer, with the Mater Hospital warning GPs that patients with suspected breast cancer treatment would not be seen for up to ten months.

Doctors and the Irish Cancer Society warned the delays could have grave consequences.

Dr Ray Walley, a GP who is on the council of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), warned the delays could have a “potentially life-changing impact....

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