§ Mr. Miller
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her answer of 21 October,Official Report, column 393, what audit she undertook of those people who were treated for pelvic cancer; and if she will publish the results.
§ Mr. Sackville
The Department is not undertaking an audit of those people who were treated for pelvic cancer. 1277W The Department commissioned an audit of breast cases because they were all suffering from the same cancer and had similar radiotherapy. Patients who had pelvic radiotherapy had different cancers and underwent different techniques of radiotherapy. It is easier to detect common features between members of the first group than between members of the second. For that reason, we have commenced an audit of women exhibiting adverse effects following breast radiotherapy.