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Friday, 28-Jan-2011 9:34PM United Press International
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SYDNEY, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Two Australian women have found they have breast cancer, after a computer error had wrongly cleared them of the disease, healthcare industry officials said.

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BreastScreen Victoria was forced to re-examine the mammograms of about 5,000 women in November, following a computer error that assigned some images to the wrong women. In two cases women were found to have new cases of cancer.

BreastScreen Victoria Chief Executive Officer Vicki Pridmore told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. she is confident such errors would not happen again.

"We've put in place safeguards at the point in time of discovering the issue and we've had no further incidents", she said. "What I can say is that the decision we took to re-read the mammograms has resulted in early detection of cancer."

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