Two women have been diagnosed with breast cancer 3months after a
computer error wrongly cleared them of the disease. This incident happened at
the BreastScreen Victoria. Following the mix up of patient details officials
had to re-examine about 5,000 mammograms of various women.
BreastScreen Victoria CEO, Vicki Pridmore said, "It is unfortunate that the
initial diagnosis proved incorrect. We deeply regret having to inform these two
women, who had previously been given the all clear, their screens were in fact
not clear, with further investigation showing they have breast cancer."
However she is confident that such a mix up will not happen again.