Over 9,000 mammogram test results of women in north Queensland have been reviewed following allegations of inaccuracy by the state government.
According to the Queensland Health Minister Stephen Robertson there was an unusually low pickup of cancer rates in the Cairns area in recent months.
9,300 cases were reviewed. Among these 83 women had to be brought in for further testing and two showed non-malignant cancers.
A spokesman for Mr Robertson said that the radiologist who failed to pick up the two cancers is "no longer working for BreastScreen Queensland." He said, "No service is perfect and BreastScreen Queensland still perform an excellent job."
According to opposition health spokesman Bruce Flegg Queensland women had a right to be worried about the level of service they were receiving.
He said, "This is a product recall; a significant matter of public attention.You have to have a very high level of concern over the standard of X-rays before you reread (9,300) X-rays. There is no escaping the fact this is a cover-up."
Premier Peter Beattie has mentioned that improvements would be made to BreastScreen Queensland if it was found wanting.