Latest News Headlines
On-Air Now
Listen Live

Minister worried breast cancer statistics could be misused

Wed, 25 Apr 2012

The Health Minister is urging an MHK not to use breast cancer statistics to re-ignite concerns about breast surgery on the Island.

Douglas East member Brenda Cannell asked a series of questions in this week's House of Keys sitting about diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in the last year.

63 patients have been diagnosed with breast cancer on the Island in the last year, with 18 receiving a mastectomy and 3 having undergone breast reconstruction surgery.

David Anderson says not all cases require surgery, and not all women who have a mastectomy want a breast reconstruction.

He adds that he's worried the statistics could be misused to re-ignite fears about breast surgery services.



Subscribe to get Energy FM News direct to your mobile device

You can get Energy FM News delivered direct to your mobile device using one of the following methods.

  • In the Apple News App on iOS search for Energy FM IOM and then just add it to your favourites
  • In the Google News & Weather App just search for Energy FM and then add us as a customised section
  • If you use an RSS Reader then just add our feed to your app, click here for our news RSS feed