Rescreen BOTH breasts at recall for diagnostic mammograms and save lives

Rescreen BOTH breasts at recall for diagnostic mammograms and save lives

Started
2 March 2021
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National screening Services Ireland and
Signatures: 24Next Goal: 25
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Why this petition matters

Started by VERONICA DELANEY

 

Please sign this petition to our National Screening Services and Breast Check . A simple change in protocol in Breast Check will save unnecessary surgeries and in some cases ,save lives . 

In 2015 ,at my diagnostic call back screens , the wrong breast was rescreened and I got a false All Clear . This allowed my cancer to double in size and become invasive and nodal over the following 2 years . I became symptomatic in 2017 ,diagnosed with an interval cancer ,resulting in a mastectomy and adjuvant therapy . 

This could have been avoided and an earlier detected , much smaller cancer could have been removed by lumpectomy and with no further treatment needed . A mistake was made  at the reading of the initial mammogram and  diagnostic recall was requested for the wrong breast . This should never happen but unfortunately it did happen with me . 

If Both breasts are rescreened at recall ,this mistake would be avoided  and delayed diagnosis /worse prognosis would not be happening for women using the screening service. Screening both breasts at recall is a simple solution to an ongoing issue in Breast Check ,and will insure it never happens to another woman . 

Early detection saves lives .

Thank you . Veronica Delaney . 

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Signatures: 24Next Goal: 25
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