Dáil debates

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

 

3:10 pm

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Dublin West, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

-----the most important of those being the whole issue and test of absolute confidence. Doctors, scientists and cancer specialists have come to us saying that they have real concerns about the test of absolute confidence. They are saying it could undermine our screening programmes and could lead to more false positives and unnecessary biopsies, perhaps even unnecessary hysterectomies and mastectomies. When cancer specialists, scientists and doctors come to us stating they are concerned about this and clarity is required on what "absolute confidence" means, we cannot ignore that.

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